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Avon Meaning and Origin

Avon is a boy’s name of English origin that is from a settlement on one of the rivers called Avon or Aven. The river name is derived from the Celtic word abona for ‘river’. Avon is also the name of several places in England, including the River Avon that runs through Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Avon is a name that has been used for both boys and girls. It was more popular as a girl’s name in the 20th century, but it has been used for both genders throughout history. Avon is also the name of a popular cosmetics company, Avon Products, Inc., which was founded in 1886 by David H. McConnell. The name Avon is stylishly short and delightfully unusual.

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