Avril Lavigne A. Lavigne, A. R. Lavigne, A.Lavigne, Arvil Lavigne, Auru Langue, AvrilAvril Ramona Lavigne (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian pop punk singer/songwriter and actress who is well known for her "skater punk" persona. Her albums have topped the charts in numerous countries. Although her name is of French origin, she herself does not speak French and her name is pronounced in an anglicized way, more or less as "La-veen". Avril, means "April" in French and is pronounced "Av-reel". Lavigne was married to Deryck Whibley from 2006 to 2009. Married Chad Kroeger on July 1st, 2013.