The meaning of the name “Avery” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: The name Avery is taken from the surname Avery, a Norman French translation of the Old English name Alfred, which in turn was derived from Ælfræd, meaning ‘Elf Counsel’. Avery is a gender neutral name; it is more common as a boys name in the United Kingdom, and more common as a girls name in the USA, reaching the thirteenth most popular name in the USA in 2014. It didn’t enjoy any substantial popularity as either a boys or a girls name before the 1990s.
It is the name of several towns and counties in the U.S.; there is also a crater on the Moon named Avery.
Although Avery is a boys name in its own right, names like Everett may ensure that there isn’t any confusion over the gender of the baby – this is also the case for Ivory for a girl. Alternate spellings include Averi or Averie, and in Russian Avery is a diminutive of the given name Averky. Avery is sometimes misspelled as Avry, and modern typing can sometimes result in spelling Avery as Cavery.
Avery Brooks is an American actor, best known for his role as Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Other celebrities named Avery are Ralph Di Stasio, better known by his stage name of Avery Storm; Avery Fisher, the founder of Fisher Electronics and the man Avery Fisher Hall is named after; and Avery Brundage, who is president of the International Olympic Committee.
Famous fictional characters named Avery are Avery Arable from Charlotte’s Web, Avery Barkley from Nashville, and Avery, a minor character from the Harry Potter series.
The pirate Henry Every was known as the King of the Pirates in the late seventeenth century, and was written about using the name Avery. He pulled off the most profitable raid in written history, and disappeared with his loot in 1696, never to be seen again.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Avery for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Avery is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.
The name Avery is of English, French origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Avery we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Avery Name Meaning
The meaning of Avery has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Avery are:
English meaning: Elf counsel
French meaning: Elf counsel
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Avery and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Avery and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Avery is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Avery Categories
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Popularity of the Name Avery
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Avery displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Avery Boy Name Popularity Chart
Avery Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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