"desired; or island, water"

Avila Origin and Meaning

The name Avila is girl's name of German origin meaning "desired; or island, water".
An unusual and appealing name that is the origin of Evelyn, via the Norman French name Aveline. It derives from an obscure Germanic root, the meaning of which is not clear. Theories include "desired, wished for" and "water, island".

The name Avila and may also be connected to the Spanish town Avila, birthplace of St. Teresa. It is used within Catholic communities as an honor name for the saint.

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Famous People Named Avila

  • St. Teresa of Avilasixteenth,century visionary writer and reformer, who fought the church hierarchy
  • Alex AvilaMLB catcher

Avila in Pop Culture

  • Reyna Avila RamirezArellano, character in Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
  • Beach in California's Central CoastAvila Beach
  • Ávilaa town in Spain
  • Avila Collegea school in Melbourne, Australia
  • English: "AHvill,a" (similar to Olive) or "AV,i,la" (similar to Avril, avatar, average, avid, etc)