Afton: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Afton

Afton

Pronunciation: AF-tən (key)

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Afton Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know an Afton? What are her siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Afton

Comments and insights on the name Afton: | Edit

Afton comes in part from a geological term,'aftonian'-coming from the ice;relating to glaciers. There is a beautiful 5-pointed valley in Wyoming called Star Valley that was formed by a glacier's melting. One of the little towns there is called Afton.

Many people started naming their girls "Afton" after mis-hearing "I laughed and she'd smile" as "Afton she'd smile" in the song "Mandolin Rain" by Bruce Hornsby.

There's also a mountain and a town named Afton in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. There are several vineyards and a B&B there.

This is also a boy's name.

Personal experiences with the name Afton: | Edit

An old teacher that I grew to be very close with has her sister now working with her and her name is Afton. It is such a beautiful name and suits her perfectly. Her sister, or my teacher, calls her 'Aftie' which I think is very pretty and suits her happy lifestyle. A very unique name that Im in love with.

Nicknames for Afton: | Edit

Afie
Aftie
Af

Meanings and history of the name Afton: | Edit

Afton is a Swedish word meaning 'afternoon' or 'evening'.

The famous Scottish poet,Robert Burns,wrote a love sonnet featuring a small river named Afton. This is only the first verse.
Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes!
Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise!
My Mary's asleep by the murmuring stream --
Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream!

Famous real-life people named Afton: | Edit

The only Afton I've seen isn't exactly famous. Afton Skye DelGrosso is a dancer and has performed on Dancing with the Stars. Her sister, Ashly DelGrosso has competed on that show several times.

Afton Smith is an actress, known for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), George of the Jungle (1997) and Reality Bites (1994). She was previously married to Brendan Fraser.

Afton in song, story & screen: | Edit

Flow Gently Sweet Afton - most recently performed by Nickel Creek, but apparently it was a pretty popular schoolhouse song in the mid 1800s or so.

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
66
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

68
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

63
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

66
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

63
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

57
No Way
Definitely

Young?

64
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?