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Well, that last bit of info is pretty obvious if somone spent a little time on the Internet. The island of Avalon also goes by the name of the "Island of Apples", so I'd very much imagine that those two words are related.
echo_of_the_past  8/2/2005
It sounds so cool. If you've ever seen the movie Avalon you would call your child that. Because it is such a serene and beautiful place. I definitely hope it's real so I might be able to go there some time. I also hope that king Arthur and his sister Morgaine were real and that many people might read this and find their story. It's interesting to watch. That's why the movie Avalon has touched my heart.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2005
There's a popular Christian band called Avalon.
breakofday  12/9/2005
My name is actually Avalon. I love my name because I am into faerie-lore and there are many connections with Avalon and faeries.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2005
I like this name. I don't know what it is about the name but it sounds pretty. It definitely is not an overused name which is so nice.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Wow I really love this name. It is SO beautiful - classy and elegant but modern and cute at the same time. Girls only, please!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Such a beautiful elegant name.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2006
I have heard that the meaning can also be 'heaven'.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
There is a make of car called Avalon. I believe it's Toyota.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
I don't think Avalon sounds like a girl's name. I would have been great on a boy.
thelily  7/30/2006
Such a beautiful and original name. I would only use this for a girl.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2006
There is a book by Meg Cabot called 'Avalon High'.
Surreal  12/12/2006
I have known two Avalons in my life so far. I think it may be gaining in popularity. My cousin named her daughter this (her nickname is Ava) and my best friend's younger sister is named this. Very pretty and unique.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2007
This is the name of an airport in Australia.
Drak  7/9/2007
As much as I love the way the name sounds, it comes off as being a bit cheesy.
Maro  10/14/2007
The "Av-a-lahn" is the American English pronunciation, the English usually pronounce it as it's spelt.
DontDissMadison  1/18/2008
Avalon is a book.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2008
I named my daughter Avalon 23 years ago today. It's definitely a girl's name.
aanda  3/27/2008
Avalon doesn't really seem like a boy's name, but it's the whole concept of boy and girl names, which isn't very smart. It's a very nice name, one of my favorites.
themoongirl  4/3/2008
Despite being the name of a paradise island, this name makes me picture dark, deep, cold waters. It must be because of the Sigur Ros track with the same title.
slight night shiver  4/19/2008
Really pretty name. I am considering naming my future child Avalon.
katechaos  8/2/2008
This is really a pretty name. I love it!
Paris44  8/31/2008
GunsnRoses8794  11/21/2008
This is an awesome name! So pretty and yet so strong. I can picture a girl with this name who can stand her ground; someone who walks with a dignity. For all of you named Avalon be proud, because it's such a pretty name and you should be glad to have it!
_0TophasNails_1  11/30/2008
This is one of my favorite girl names. I named a character in my book Avalon and have loved it ever since. I just love the way it sounds and looks. And it's rich in meaning. It's a pity there are not more people with this name.
shanedeal  3/8/2009
I am proud to have this name, it's elegant and beautiful which people said I am.
avalongiselle101  8/17/2009
It's interesting and beautiful.
-Julia-  8/17/2009
I was really surprised to find Avalon on BtN. I didn't know anyone had it as a name, as I am used to only hearing it as a name for paradise in Arthurian myth and the Lara Croft series. I love Avalon now. It's really beautiful, interesting and different, and it has this kind of mystique about it. Definitely a memorable name. Avalon is very unusual and dramatic, but not too out-there, and the spelling and pronunciation won't be a problem. It's much better than Heaven as a name, and it makes a pleasant change from Ava and Alison. I would seriously consider Avalon for a daughter.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2010
This name comes off incredibly fay and pretentious.
nosmartname  3/23/2010
I wish I was named Avalon~ it's so pretty.
Akane-Aoi  7/21/2010
"Avalon" is the name of a song and an album by Roxy Music, released in 1982.

Avalon is also the name of a beachside suburb in Sydney, Australia. Avalon Beach is a well-known surfing destination.
keepitreal  1/5/2011
I think this name is really cool. It's what I'm going to go by in my rock band.
writer371  3/28/2011
Avalon is a city in Catalina Island, California. The name fits the city very well. If you've been to that city then you know.
MirandaIrie  5/14/2011
It sounds like a tacky name from a soap opera.
Lolth  4/16/2013
I used to really love this name but for some reason I just can't bring myself to use it. It sounds a bit stripper-y I suppose.
citylights  8/19/2013
You know what would sound cool as a male/female twin combination? Avalon and Emrys, especially with the opposite meanings (Emrys means immortal).
amelissmith  9/18/2013
I actually really like this name- my neighbour is named that (she's a teenager) and I think it's really pretty. I wouldn't personally use Ava as a nickname as it's pronounced differently, but that's just me I think. I believe my neighbour uses Avvy as a nickname, which I don't really like.
I especially like that it's uncommon- no "Avalon M." or "Avalon P.", which is nice! And it's also easy to pronounce, since almost everyone knows the word.
starsky12  12/24/2013
Absolutely stunning and enchanting. If you'd like to use a paradise name for your child, Avalon makes a more mythological and historical alternative to Nevaeh.
AlexandrianScrolls  7/16/2014
I like this name heaps. When I first started to like it I didn't even know if it was a real name. The only problem is how it could be played with. Like if Avalon asks for a beer or something and they might be like "Avalon one" or it could get even worse than that. Avalon sounds like half a sentence and it could be fooled around with. Other than that it's pretty.
fugfacedmermaid  12/28/2014
Very rare but beautiful name. And it's related to a paradise so the meaning is great too. I also like a slight variant, "Avalyn", pronounced AV-UH-LIN. Very similar but I can't decide which one I like better. Both very pretty.
marisamary  4/24/2015
As the nurse informed my dad that he needed to name his newborn baby right away or be required to use a lawyer to name me the next day, he nervously walked inside the hospital and looked at the cigarette machine and chose Avalon which was a cigarette company. I guess I was fortunate not be named Salem, Lucky, Marlboro, Kent, Camel, or even Virginia Slim. Since this name was rare, I actually have received compliments over my 50 years. As a Christian man, I really like that my name means paradise in Anglo-Saxon language according to the Oxford Dictionary. I wish my father had learned his lesson in being more prepared in naming his children. I think he consulted with a Buddhist priest and named my brother, Gayle. What is the name of my son? Michael.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2015
I was born in my grandmother's house, it was called Avalon. I often wondered what it meant, now I know, thank you- only 68 years later. I was at my happiest in that house. I loved my grandparents so much. Lived in London as a child (hated it) but went to Wales in the school holidays, my happiest memories.
Pinky Bluewood  7/15/2015
The name Avalon is not a female name. It is a male name. There are examples of names that can be used for males and females but have a common root name. Such as Roberta and Roberto. With regards to Avalon I have seen it spelt in a number of different ways. Some spellings with or without an e on the end of the name. My research led me to the original spelling of Abalone. In time it became Avalone. In Germany the name is spelt differently for boys and girls. For boys it is spelt Avelon, where as for girls it is spelt Aveline. When naming my son I used an e on the end, but as I was living in Germany at the time and because with an e on the end his name would have sounded strange, we left the e off. In German name lore Aveline is related to the Hazel nut tree. Which is considered the fruit of wisdom. I would like to finish by saying that my language is British not English. The English language is full of influences from other languages. So when researching names please look at definitions beyond your own language. As a side note, Avelon was a name given to me by my ancestors. I had never heard of that name before it popped into my head. At the time I did not want a biblical name but rather a name to go on into the future. It turns out that the name Avelon bridges the Ancient world and the future world so well. I named my son in 1995 well before Avalon became such a popular name.
Tumbleweed  8/28/2015
My name is Avalon actually and I love my name. I've never actually ever met anyone else named Avalon but I can see there are quite a few in the previous comments. I don't know what it is about it, but Avalon just sounds like a really pretty name to me. It sounds very elegant and classy. Although I'm a girl myself, I do believe Avalon can be a boy's name. I think of it as one of those gender neutral names such as Ashley or Sam.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2015
I am pleased many years later that my mother chose Avalon for the name of her first daughter. I was born on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. She loved the province and only lived there for a little over a year; she called me her "souvenir" of her time there with her young family.
Avalon7  3/13/2016
I love that Avalon is a less common name but also isn't too weird or pretentious. Never thought it sounded masculine. I also rather enjoy this one as a middle name.
foreverslowly  5/13/2016
The name Avalon was given to 150 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
This is the name of my second daughter, so I personally adore this name. It's beautiful and unique. It's just perfect.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2016
This is my name! It is pronounced av-a-lahn. Not aye-va-lahn. I was named after the Roxy Music song.
pommep0mme  9/29/2016
Avalon: (Celtic pagan mythology) From the name of the magical island paradise to which King Arthur was conveyed by the enchantress-queen Morgan le Fay to recover from his wounds. Also called "The Fortunate Isle" as "it produces all things of itself" (Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia).

My lovely wife Kate gave birth to a little girl two days ago. I an considering Avalon Wendy James...

Avalon is a truly classy name! I think it's strong and definitive, not hippy or fey in the least (Arthurian legend is that of bloodied warrior after all!)

P.S. Name is gender neutral in my opinion.
Damon James  11/12/2016
I am pregnant with our first girl and Avalon is one of the main contenders on our list. My parents played Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable" album when I was growing up & one of my favourite songs on there was called "Avalon". I also love that the name is steeped in old English folklore (we are from the UK).

A couple of things are holding me back from 100% committing: 1. I love the nickname Ava but it's pronounced slightly differently from the start of Avalon so not sure it works. And 2. It reminds me a bit of the make up brand Avon.

Other contenders on the list are Aurora (nickname Rorie) and Neve (meaning snow), so we will see...
Hannahbanana23  7/15/2017

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