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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.


Avery has 2 variant forms: Averey and Avry.

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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Avery, Alfred, Aubrey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Avery is also pronounced similarly to Averi and Averie. Other suggested similar baby names are Amery, Aubery, Aubry and Averyl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Avery.