Avril Name Meaning & Origin
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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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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