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

The name Avalon is a girl's name of Celtic origin meaning "island of apples". Avalon and is often added to lists like A+ Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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 Roberts, Canadian healthcare advocate
Avalon Leone Bookstaver, b. 2005, daughter of actress Rena Sofer and director Sanford Bookstaver
Avalon Cope, daughter of musician Julian Cope
Avalon Rose Dylan, b. 2015, daughter of violinist Vov Dylan
Océane Avalon d'Arabian, twin daughter of American chef and TV host Melissa d’Arabian
Ostara Faith Avalon Dawson, daughter of blogger and entrepreneur Leonie Dawson
Frankie Avalon, American singer/actor
Avalon Westcott, Australian tattoo artist

Pop Culture References for the name Avalon

Avalon, character in Disney's "Frenemies"
Avalon Harmonia, character on TV series "Bones"
Avalon, character 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 Magic, book series
Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA
Avalon Peninsula, Canada
Avalon Beach, Australia
Avalon, Christian band
The Avalon, a Hollywood nightclub