See also: avon, avón, and avòn

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From Proto-Brythonic *aβon (river). Compare with Welsh afon.

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  1. A number of rivers in the United Kingdom:
    1. A river in Wiltshire and Somerset, England; running from Acton Turville into the Bristol Channel at Avonmouth.
    2. A river in Devon, England; running from Dartmoor into the English Channel at Bigbury-on-Sea.
    3. A river in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, England; running from Naseby into the Severn at Tewkesbury, and known as the Warwickshire Avon.
    4. A river in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset, England; running from Pewsey into the English Channel at Mudeford.
    5. A river in Hampshire, England; running from the New Forest into the Solent at Keyhaven.
    6. A river in England; running from Horton into the Berkeley Pill at Berkeley.
    7. A river mainly in Falkirk council area, Scotland; running from Longriggend into the Firth of Forth at Grangemouth.
    8. A river in Scotland; running from Loch A'an in the Cairngorms into the Spey at Ballindalloch.
    9. A river in Scotland; running from Distinkhorn Hill near Strathaven into the Clyde at Hamilton.
  2. A river in Canada; running from Lake Victoria in Stratford, Ontario into the Thames near St. Marys.
  3. A river in Canada; running from South Mountain in Nova Scotia to the Minas Basin at Avonport.
  4. A river in New Zealand; running from Avonhead into Pegasus Bay.
  5. A river in New Zealand; running from a source in the Marlborough Region into the Waihopai.
  6. A river in Australia; running from Barrington Tops in New South Wales into the Gloucester River at Gloucester.
  7. A river in Australia; running from the Illawarra escarpment in New South Wales into the Cordeaux near Wilton.
  8. A river in Australia; running from Mount Wellington in Victoria into Lake Wellington.
  9. A river in Australia; running from the confluence of Avon and Reedy Creeks in Victoria into the Richardson River at Banyena.
  10. A river in Australia; running from near Pingelly in Western Australia to Walyunga National Park, where it merges with Wooroloo Brook to form the Swan.
  11. A place in England:
    1. A former county of England, in existence from 1974 to 1996, consisting of Bristol and parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset.
    2. A hamlet in Sopley parish, New Forest district, Hampshire, by the Hampshire/Dorset River Avon (OS grid ref SZ1498).
    3. A hamlet in Bremhill parish, Wiltshire, by the Bristol River Avon (OS grid ref ST9576).
  12. A locality in South Australia.
  13. A commune of Île-de-France, France.
  14. A commune of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.
  15. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A city in Ohio.
    2. A city in South Dakota.
    3. A city in Minnesota.
    4. A town in Alabama.
    5. A town in Colorado.
    6. A town in Connecticut.
    7. A town in Indiana; named for the river that flows into the Bristol Channel.
    8. A town in Maine.
    9. A town in Massachusetts.
    10. A town and village New York.
    11. A town in Wisconsin.
    12. A census-designated place in Montana.
    13. A census-designated place in North Carolina.
    14. A census-designated place in Pennsylvania.
    15. A census-designated place in Utah.
    16. A village in Illinois.
    17. An unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California.
    18. An unincorporated community in Iowa.
    19. An unincorporated community in Mississippi.
    20. An unincorporated community in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
    21. An unincorporated community in Rock County, Wisconsin.
    22. A former settlement in Butte County, California.
  16. Avon-by-the-Sea.
  17. A British surname.

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