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Origin and Meaning of Avid

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  • A submission from Netherlands says the name Avid means "Wisdom" and is of Persian or Iranian origin.
  • A user from Netherlands says the name Avid is of Persian origin and means "Knowledge . Wisdom".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Av"id
Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy.

Etymology: L. avidus, fr. av�re to long: cf. F. avide. See Avarice

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Marked by active interest and enthusiasm ("an avid sports fan")
  2. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous ("avid for adventure", "an avid ambition to succeed", and "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity")

From French avide, from Latin avidus (“eager, desirous; greedy”), from aveō (“wish, desire, long for, crave”).

Notable Persons Named Avid

Avid Dancer is a rock music and alternative rock musician. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Avid was given the name Jacob Dillian Summers .


Fun Facts about the name Avid

  • How Popular is the name Avid? Avid is the 25,143rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Avid have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 227 babies born with the first name Avid in the United States. That's more than enough people named Avid to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Avid? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Avid first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Avid is Tuesday, October 21st, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Avid born? The highest recorded use of the first name Avid was in 1982 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Avid: Your name in reverse order is Diva. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aivd. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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