Gender: Female Pronunciation: AV-on-lee Meaning of Avonlea: "river by a field" Origin of Avonlea: Place name

Avonlea Origin and Meaning

The name Avonlea is a girl's name meaning "river by a field".

As all good Anne of Green Gables buffs would know, Avonlea is the fictional Canadian town created by L. M. Montgomery that Anne Shirley considers home. The literary creation inspired a real Canadian town to adopt the name. Avonlea would make a lovely literary choice for any baby, and would fit in with the Ava and "-lee" naming trends right now.

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sweetemeline Says:


Curious to hear if you pronounce it like an "ly" ending or a "leah" ending?

OceanSky Says:


Favorite literary name ever!

yourlocaldumpster Says:


Ohhh I love the meaning of this so much!! It's so cute.

Sagebrush Says:


I actually know an Avonlea.

Mikayla395 Says:


I just finished reading Anne of Green gables. This is a gorgeous name!it's not a common occurrence that I see a name and instantly love it, but this is one of the few times that has happened. When I say it, it sounds a little bit like "Heavenly".

inmylife Says:


This is tied with Yvaine for my favorite guilty pleasure name :) gotta love creative authors

peachysugarbuns Says:


Anne fans rejoice! :D

peachysugarbuns Says:


I really love the Avonlea spelling, but if it has more sentiment to do the "lee", go for it!

autumnreverie Says:


I don't see the point in butchering the spelling. It makes the same sound as Lee.

Toronto87 Says:


massive anne fan here. i had no idea the meaning of this name was river by a field - makes me love it even more. i can imagine the eye roll though when i run it by my SO!! lol

Lena_Aline Says:


As an Anne fan as well, I think that changing Avonlea to Avonlee is perfectly fine. Personally, I prefer Avonlea, but Avonlee's pronunciation is clear.

Lena_Aline Says:


It's finally on the database!

Tara M Says:


I'm also a HUGE Anne fan and I don't see the problem with changing it to Avonlee. It's a nice way to include a special meaning from both you and your husband. Best of luck!

Megan Patten Says:


As a huge Anne fan, this is at the top of my list for middle name for a girl. Only thing is, my husband's middle name is Lee, so he wants to spell it Avonlee. I almost feel like I'm ruining the name in some way, if I agree to Avonlee. What do you guys think? Any other huge Anne fans??? This would mean a ton to me to use it, because Anne really got me through my teenage years.

snowsbeloved Says:


Love this name!!!

Es Ro Says:


hee hee - sorry it took so long! Glad it's getting some attention!

Lou Says:


I guess there was just enough clamoring for it...

Orchid_lover 2 Says:


I thought they were never going to add this to the database

TheHumanCanvas Says:


What an intriguing and lovely middle name this would make!