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Gender: F Meaning of Avalon: "island of apples" Origin of Avalon: Celtic

Avalon, an island paradise of Celtic myth and Arthurian legend--it was where King Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds-- and also the colorful capital of the California island of Catalina-- makes a heavenly first name. Actress Rena Sofer and British musician Julian Cope used it for their daughters.

Avalon manages to blend the appeal of Ava and Evelyn, while sounding more interesting and unique.

Famous People Named Avalon

Avalon Leone Bookstaver, b. 2005, daughter of actress Rena Sofer
Avalon Cope, daughter of English musician Julian Cope
Avalon Rose Dylan, b. 2015, daughter of Australian violinist Vov Dylan
Ostara Faith Avalon Dawson, daughter of Australian blogger and entrepreneur Leonie Dawson
Frankie Avalon, American singer/actor

Pop Culture References for the name Avalon

Avalon, played by Bella Thorne in Disney's "Frenemies"
Avalon Harmonia, character from TV series "Bones"
"Avalon" (2011), a song by Professor Green and Sierra Kusterbeck
"Avalon," song and album by Roxy Music
"Back to Avalon," a song by the band Heart
"Avalon High" book by Meg Cabot/it has been adapted into a Disney movie
Avalon, the capital city of Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California
Avalon Peninsula, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Avalon, beachside suburb in Sydney, Australia. Avalon Beach is a well-known surfing destination.
Avalon, a Christian band
"Avalon" (1965), a book by Anya Seton
"The Mists of Avalon" (1983), a book by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Toyota Avalon, a car
The Avalon in Hollywood, a historic nightclub and venue