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

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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CherrieSue Says:


It's probably because of Avon cosmetics!

winterdragon04 Says:


I think this is a beautiful name! I also like Avonlea (the town Green Gables is in).

MidnightSky Says:


Avalon is wonderful and enchanting. It's a Celtic paradise, a place of healing, magic and fairytales.

91flaviaj Says:


This name is my most recent crush. One of the few initial "A" names that I really like. Very cool and cute meaning. Exotic and Magic.

letmein Says:


Nice name and it has a cute meaning. I like it!

hannahbanana23 Says:


We just named our little girl Avalon Esme...we are from the UK and so there aren't car model or town associations, just the Arthurian legend association. We are shortenening to Ava day-to-day (which I love) but wanted something a bit less popular to be her official name

paulapuddephatt Says:


I wish that more people would consider this, as an alternative to Ava. You can still use Ava as a nickname.

Wittyusername103 Says:


Avalon is gorgeous. Don't listen to them.

Trout Says:


My partner and i are expecting or second in May, and are trying to decide on a girl's name. I love the name Avalon Juniper, and my partner quite likes Avalon Lexington. The only problem is that my mum and sister don't like Avalon, for different reasons, and want me to try to find a different name to use. But my heart is set on Avalon Juniper. I love Avalon.

MelanieCora Says:


With Ava being so popular I'm surprised that this name has not skyrocketed in popularity. It isn't even in the top 1000!

connor Says:


Why is this name meant for girls only?

Fluffykitten101 Says:


No, I like this name for both genders. :)

snowsbeloved Says:


Lovely name with a mysterious, semi exotic vibe. If only there wasn't that car model association...

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Avalon is the name of a spa where I live, so that is all I think of.

autumnreverie Says:


Same. It was used on six boys in 2014.

Lena_Aline Says:


I like it for both genders.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I don't see why this couldn't be a boy's name too-- very handsome.

thenamer007 Says:


I like the song a lot...maybe that's why I like it as a name

sunberry115 Says:


I love this name. It sounds so magical. It also goes great with many middle names. For example: Avalon Persephone, Avalon Calliope, Avalon Natalia, Avalon Iridessa, Avalon Maeve, or Avalon Coralie. If you want to use Avalon as a middle name you could use Liviana Avalon, Kassandra Avalon, or, Zinnia Avalon.

JustBrowsing Says:


I love this name and would use it IRL if the neighbourhood we live in wasn't called Avalon. sigh.

kaylee Says:


My daughters 9 months and I named her Avalon Noveah- Mae I just love her name n like researching its meaning :) my dads a machanic and I saw the name Avalon on a Car and thought it was beautiful :)

rbj84 Says:


Love, love, love this name... but my husband has vetoed it!

tori101 Says:


A really spunky name and I love the meaning too. I find the meaning so fresh : )

jan11th Says:


Avalon !!! Great nickname: Lonnie

Hydra Says:


Is it odd I prefer this for a boy?

Chey_Rhose_Dell Says:


I absolutely have always loved the name Avalon Grace and im just praying that I'll be able to have a beautiful little girl to use this name!

mabespark Says:


I kind of really like this name, but I can't deicide if I would ever use it IRL.

raevynstar Says:


Oh, I really like this one! still prefer Serena and Eurydice but this is good.

MaryKathryn Says:


I know I love the name but I can't determine if I would ever actually use it.

LadyVanRaven Says:


I know a lot of people who love this name but I just can't get on board. I don't mind the name Ava but for some reason Avalon rubs me the wrong way. It just sounds like some kind of beauty product to me.

Pjj Says:


I have baby girl due in July that I plan to name Avalon Azusa

Sorceress Says:


One of my favorite.