Given Name AVILA

GENDER: Feminine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This name is also given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.

Categories

saints
VARIANTS: Ava, Aveza
DIMINUTIVE: Avelina
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Evelien, Eveline (Dutch), Avis, Aileen, Alene, Aline, Avaline, Aveline, Avice, Eileen, Evelina, Ilean, Ileen, Ilene, Lina (English), Evelin (Estonian), Eveliina (Finnish), Eveline, Évelyne (French), Ava, Evelin (German), Evelin (Hungarian), Aileen, Eibhlín, Eileen (Irish), Evelina, Lina (Italian), Ewelina (Polish), Aileen (Scottish), Evelina (Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 218