What does Avon mean?
Avon \a-von\ as a boys' name is of Celtic origin, and the meaning of Avon is "river". In Welsh, "afon"; in Gaelic "abhainn". The name of several rivers in England. Use as a given name may have been influenced by its similarity to the popular Evan.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Glenavon.
Avon is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#46426 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Owen (#36 in 2014), Evan (#58), Van (#773), Ewan, Evans, Eva and Euan are the popular variation forms of Avon (#unlisted). These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.37%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3047%, down 17.6%), with the forms Evans and Van becoming less stylish. Owen (#36) and Evan (#58) are two of the more chic names for newborns here, with Evan and Owen enjoying a resurgence in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Avon and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)