Afton Name Meaning & Origin

Afton

Pronunciation: AF-tən (key)

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Meanings and history of the name Afton

Afton is a Swedish word meaning 'afternoon' or 'evening'.

From the Afton river. Habitational name from a place called Afton, examples of which are found in Devon and on the Isle of Wight.

Afton is the name of a small Scottish river; Robert Burns' poem "Sweet Afton" made it famous.

The famous Scottish poet,Robert Burns,wrote a love sonnet featuring a small river named Afton. This is only the first verse.
Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes!
Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise!
My Mary's asleep by the murmuring stream --
Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream!

Famous real-life people named Afton

The only Afton I've seen isn't exactly famous. Afton Skye DelGrosso is a dancer and has performed on Dancing with the Stars. Her sister, Ashly DelGrosso has competed on that show several times.

Afton Smith is an actress, known for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), George of the Jungle (1997) and Reality Bites (1994). She was previously married to Brendan Fraser.

Afton in song, story & screen

Flow Gently Sweet Afton - most recently performed by Nickel Creek, but apparently it was a pretty popular schoolhouse song in the mid 1800s or so.

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