Pronounced /AY ver ul/. I like this name because it sounds old-fashioned without being too frilly. It reminds me of Esther Averill who wrote books about cats that I loved when I was little.

Averill is an English surname based on the Anglo-Saxon women's name Eoforhild. This name is made up of the elements eofor meaning "boar" and hild, "battle." Esther Averill (1902-1992) was an American author who wrote the "Cat Club" books in the 1940s-1960s.

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