Meaning and name origin
Avery \a-ve-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Aubrey.
Avery is a somewhat popular first name for males (#638 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#775 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Avery for boys. Avery reached its highest rank of #186 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Avery and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Avery (#186), Alfred (#799) and Aubrey. (2014 statistics).