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pinWhat does Avery mean?

Avery /av-ery/ [3 sylls.] 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.


Avery has 2 variants: Averey and Avry.

Affiliated boy name: Aubrey.

Avery has 20 more alternative forms via Alfred: Ahlfred, Ailfred, Ailfrid, Ailfryd, Al, Alf, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfie, Alfre, Alfredas, Alfredo, Alfredos, Alfrey, Alfy, Elfred, Fred, Freddie, Freddy and Fredo.

Kreatif forms: Auavery, Avedy. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Avery name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Avery outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Avery and affiliated names. Al, Alf, Alfie, Alfred (#799 a year ago), Alfredo (#524), Aubrey, Fred, Freddie and Freddy are the popular related forms of Avery (#186 a year ago). Forms like Fredo are uncommon. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5521%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1491%, down 73%), with versions such as Al, Aubrey, Fred, Freddie and Freddy becoming somewhat outmoded. Alfredo (#524) and Avery (#186) are two of the more trendy birth names in this list, with Avery undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Avery, Al, Alf, Alfred, Alfredo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aubrey, Fred, Freddie, Freddy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alfie, Alfred, Freddie outside U.S.

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Avery is alike in pronunciation to Averi and Averie. Other recommended similar baby names are Amery, Aubery, Aubry and Averyl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Avery.