"island of apples"

Avalon Origin and Meaning

The name Avalon is a girl's name of Celtic origin meaning "island of apples".

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.

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Famous People Named Avalon

  • Avalon RobertsCanadian healthcare advocate
  • Avalon WestcottAustralian tattoo artist
  • Avalon Leone Bookstaverb. 2005, daughter of actress Rena Sofer and director Sanford Bookstaver
  • Avalon Copedaughter of musician Julian Cope
  • Avalon Rose Dylanb. 2015, daughter of violinist Vov Dylan
  • OcĂ©ane Avalon d'Arabian (b. 2007)daughter of American chef and TV host Melissa d’Arabian; twin of sister Margeaux Capucine
  • Ostara Faith Avalon Dawsondaughter of blogger and entrepreneur Leonie Dawson
  • Frankie AvalonAmerican singer/actor

Avalon in Pop Culture

  • Avaloncharacter in Disney's "Frenemies"
  • Avalon Harmoniacharacter on TV series "Bones"
  • Avaloncharacter in "Shadows Cast by Stars"
  • "Avalon" song and album by Roxy Music
  • "Back to Avalon" a song by Heart
  • "Avalon High" book and film series
  • "The Mists of Avalon" book and TV series
  • Avalon: Web of Magicbook series
  • AvalonSanta Catalina Island, California, USA
  • Avalon PeninsulaCanada
  • Avalon BeachAustralia
  • AvalonChristian band
  • The Avalona Hollywood nightclub