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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Avila

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  • A submission from Washington, United States says the name Avila means "Gift of God" and is of French origin.
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Originally a medieval form of Medieval Latin avis (“bird”), but influenced by Germanic pronunciation.

  1. A surname​.
  2. Ávila (a province of Castile and León, Spain; capital: Ávila)
  3. Ávila (a city in Ávila, Spain)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Avila

Saint Teresa of Ávila was a saint. She holds the title Virgin, Mystic, Ecstatic, and Doctor of the Church. Saint was born on March 28th, 1515 in Gotarrendura, Ávila, Crown of Castile. She breathed her last breath on October 4th, 1582.


Artur was born on June 29th, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Alex Avila is a baseball for the Chicago White Sox. Alex was born on January 29th, 1987 in Hialeah, Florida.


Eva Avila is a pop music, rhythm, and blues singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 2006 to present. Eva was given the name Eva Gougeon-Ávila on February 25th, 1987 in Gatineau. Eva is also known as Eva le dragon.


Michele was given the name Michele Yvette Avila on February 8th, 1968 in Los Angeles. Michele is also known as Missy Avila, Avila, and Missy. They passed away on October 2nd, 1985.


Saint John of Ávila was a saint. He holds the title Priest, Doctor of the Church, and andApostleofAndalusia. Saint was born on January 6th, 1499 in Almodóvar del Campo, Ciudad Real, Spain. He passed away on May 10th, 1569.


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Popularity of Avila as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Avila U.S.
  White 7.02% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Avila

People with the last name Avila are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Avila

  • How Popular is the name Avila? Avila is the 22,066th most popular name of all time. As a last name Avila was the 318th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Avila have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 292 babies born with the first name Avila in the United States. That's more than enough people named Avila 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 Avila? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Avila first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Avila is Friday, September 23rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Avila born? The highest recorded use of the first name Avila was in 2015 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Avila Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Avila is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Avila: Your name in reverse order is Aliva. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aavli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Avila? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 97,314 people with the last name Avila.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Avila? Avila was ranked as the 318th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
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