- Afton is not used a lot, although it is an older name originating in England (there is an Afton River in England) I love the way it sounds, sweet but yet strong.
- Afton Nell: "Sweet Afton" is a poem by Robert Burns. The first time I read it I was in love with the name. Then, I heard the version sung by Nickel Creek, which only fueled my fire for the name. Nell is after both of my grandmothers, Helen and Ellen. Nell also is a form of Eleanor, which means "compassion."
The River Afton flows through Ayrshire, Scotland. It is famous for the poem "Sweet Afton" written by 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns.
See Also: Afton (boy)
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