Afton Meaning and Origin

The name Afton is a unisex name meaning “evening” and is of Swedish origin. Alternatively, the name “Afton” has its origins in the Scottish language, derived from the River Afton in Ayrshire, Scotland. The River Afton was made famous by the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who mentioned it in his poem “Sweet Afton,” published in 1791. The name gained popularity after the poem’s publication and has been used as a given name since then. While “Afton” is not as common as some other names, its unique and melodic sound has made it a beloved choice for parents seeking something less traditional yet still elegant. 

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