An ancient female saint's name, also spelled Averill, with different roots than either Ava or April. Though it resembles both those more fashionable favorites, it's fresher and more appealing than either, we think.
AverilLester, heroine of "Averil's Atonement", a story written by AnneShirley in "Anne of Avonlea" by L.M. Montgomery Variations: Averilda, Averill, Averilla, Avril, Everelda, Everell, Everil, Everild, Everilda, Everildis, Everill, etc.
A vernacular form of Everild (the name of a 7th-century English saint); it survived for centuries in Yorkshire.