Origin: Germanic

Meaning: it comes from Germanic element avi of unknown meaning, though possibly meaning “desired”.

Aveline, Avelina/Evelina and Evelyn derive from it, as well as Ava.

Avila is also the name of a city in Spain, as well as a Spanish and Galician surname.

Variants: Aveline, Avelina, Evelina, Evelyn, Avice Avis, Ava