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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.AV-ə-lien
, av-ə-LEEN
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Meaning & History

From the Norman French form of the Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of AVILA. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. After the Middle Ages it became rare as an English name, though it persisted in America until the 19th century.
DiminutiveLina
Other Languages & CulturesAva, Avelina, Aveza, Avila Ancient Germanic Evelien, Eveline Dutch Evelin Estonian Eveliina Finnish Eveline, Évelyne French Ava, Evelin German Evelin Hungarian Eibhlín, Eileen, Aileen Irish Evelina, Lina Italian Evelina Lithuanian Ewelina Polish Aileen Scottish Evelina Swedish

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Entry updated August 26, 2016   Contribute