Literature Place Names

These names occur primarily in literature. They are not commonly given to real people.
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AVALON (Island) Arthurian Romance
The name of the island paradise to which King Arthur was brought after his death. The name of this island is perhaps related to Welsh afal meaning "apple", a fruit that was often linked with paradise.
AVONLEA (Settlement) Literature
Created by Lucy Maud Montgomery as the setting for her novel Anne of Green Gables (1908). She may have based the name on the Arthurian island of AVALON, though it also resembles the river name AVON and leah "woodland, clearing".
NARNIA (Country) Literature
The name of a fictional country in C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series of fantasy novels (first released 1950). It was inspired by the Latin name of Narni, an Italian town in the region of Umbria.
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