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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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Ava, Aveza
DIMINUTIVE: Avelina
OTHER LANGUAGES: 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 and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 218