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Gender: Female Meaning of Avila: "desired" Origin of Avila: German

The name Avila is a girl's name of German origin meaning "desired". Avila and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

A name that may be related to the French Aveline and may also be connected to the Spanish town Avila, birthplace of St. Teresa. An unusual member of the fashionable Ava and Evelyn crowd.

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Famous People Named Avila

St. Teresa of Avila, sixteenth-century visionary writer and reformer, who fought the church hierarchy
Alex Avila - MLB catcher

Pop Culture References for the name Avila

Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano, character in Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Beach in California's Central Coast, Avila Beach
Ávila, a town in Spain
Avila College, a school in Melbourne, Australia
English: "AH-vill-a" (similar to Olive) or "AV-i-la" (similar to Avril, avatar, average, avid, etc)


paulapuddephatt Says:


I had never heard of this name before. I love it. 💞 Xxx

Chae-Eun Says:


Immediately, my reader brain: Oh! Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano!

ItzAshh Says:


My daughter is Avila after the MLB catcher, Alex Avila. Cooler than Ava or Alivia/Olivia.

Younger siblings are Iris and Jensen

Sunny Says:


This is one of my two favorite names, along with Nalani. They both have beautiful meanings and a nice sound. The Spanish way to pronounce this name is a-VEEL-a.