What does Avery mean?
Avery /av-ery/ as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Avery) is pronounced AY-vree. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Avery is "elf or magical counsel". Transferred use of the surname, which originated in the Middle Ages from a Norman French pronunciation of Alfred. Philanthropist Avery Fisher.
Affiliated boy name: Aubrey.more]
How popular is Avery?
Avery is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#638 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#840 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Avery for boys. Avery reached its top rank of #186 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Avery and affiliated names. Alfred (#799 a year ago) and Aubrey are the popular related forms of Avery (#186 a year ago). Other forms, like Alfy, are uncommon. These relations of Avery were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (average #267) and are now significantly less conventional (#661, ▼53.82%), with the versions Alfred and Aubrey becoming less stylish. Avery has generally been preferred by parents. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)