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OTHER SCRIPTS: Avonlea
PRONOUNCED: AV-un-lee, AY-von-lea, AH-VONN-lee, A-Von-Lee
OTHER FORMS: Avenlie, Avonleigh, Avonlee, Avonleah, Avonley
CONTRIBUTOR: Kaitlin on 9/8/2006
Meaning & History
Coined by author Lucy Maude Montgomery as a place name in her Anne of Green Gables series. She intended for Avonlea
to echo the Avalon
of Arthurian legends, an idyllic place of beauty. Literally means "grassy meadow" from an unknown element and the Old English leah
"clearing, meadow". Has been used consistently as a given name in America since 1990, in which more than five American girls received the name.