Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Boar warrior
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English of uncertain origin. : of uncertain origin. Reaney and Wilson cite 13th- and 14th-century examples such as Richard Averil, which they associate with the name of the month (see April; the Old French word Avrill was taken into Middle English as Averil before being altered under Latin influence to April).
- English of uncertain origin. : As a North American surname, it may be a habitational name from Haverhill in Suffolk, which is probably named from Old English hafri ‘oats’ + hyll ‘hill’. The traditional English pronunciation of this place name was Have-rill. Compare Avery.
- English of uncertain origin. : William Averill (c.1590–1635) brought his family from Worcestershire, England, to VA in 1635.