Avril Name Meaning & Origin

Avril

Pronunciation: AV-ril, ahv-REEL (key)

Origin of the name April:

Derived from the Latin aprilis (second, latter). The ancient Roman calendar began with the month of March, with April being the second month. Var: April.

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Abril, April, Averil, Averill

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As an English name, a later contracted form of the female Anglo-Saxon name Eoforhild ( eofor "boar" and hild "battle). Eoforhild- Everhild- Everild- Everil -Averil(l) -Avril. Had common usage in the UK but is no longer popular e.g only 7 Avrils born in England/Wales for 2007.

Avril is coincidentally the French word for April. Avril as a French name was historically masculine.

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Av, Avvy, V-ril

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Famous real-life people named Avril

Avril Phaedra Douglas "Kim" Campbell - First female PM of Canada.
Avril Doyle - Irish politician
Avril Florence Angers (1918-2005) English stand up comedienne/actress
Avril Lavigne - Rock and Pop singer

Avril in song, story & screen

Avril Bitra - antagonist in Anne McCaffrey's novel Dragonsdawn

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