Meaning and Origin of: Avila

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish (Ávila) : habitational name from Ávila in old Castile. Its name, first recorded in the Latin forms Avela and Abulia, is of unknown derivation and meaning.
  • Portuguese and Galician : from Davila, a topographic name for someone from a town or village, da vila, reinterpreted as d’Avila.