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Boy Names Ending with -ry

Ry ending baby names and what they mean, with 115 results. -ry names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in the 1940s (ADOPTION OF 6.51%) and has become much less since (ADOPTION 1.23%, 81% LESS), with names like Zachary going out of style. Rory (#368), Avery (#191) and Landry (#924) are three of the more trendy names for newborns among these, while Story (TOP 1%) and Mowry (4%) are conventional -ry last names.

-ry names

Aimery - Cary | Chantry - Flannery | Flannery - Harry | Henry - Leary | Mabry - Seabury | Skerry - Zubery

Aimery - Cary

Aimery, var. Aymery
Based on Old German language. "King of work." Rare. Compare Aimery, Aymery with popular surnames Albery (TOP 56%), Akery (55%), which also end with -ery.

Amaury and variants

Amaury, var. Amory1
Source fr. Latin. "Dark-skinned, Moorish." Somewhat common as baby names, Amaury and Amory are comparable to the familiar Emory.

Amory2, var. Amry, Amery, Aimory
Root fr. Old German language. "Brave power." Avory is a moderately common baby name.

Harold and variants

Harry, Arry
Forms of Harold. Based on Scandinavian, Old English words. "Army ruler." Adoption of Harry and forms was well-received among parents in the 1890s and is now diminished, with Harry becoming less stylish.

Var. of Ari. Derived fr. Hebrew, Scandinavian words. "Lion, eagle." Not in popularity charts.

Form of Aristotle. Origin fr. Greek element. "The best of all." Compare surnames Are (UPPER 70%), Army (35%). See also Ardy.

From Hebrew. "Lion." A rare children's name, Ary occurs more commonly as a surname.

Aubrey and variants

Avery1, Aubury, Aubry, Aubery, Aubary
Forms of Aubrey. Derived fr. Old German element. "Elf or magical being, power." Conventional, with usage of 0.117% for Aubary and variants as birth names in 2018, but lower than 0.119% the year before.


Based on Old English word. "Noble strength." Somewhat atypical as a children's name, Autry occurs more frequently as a surname.


Form of Alfred. Derivative of Old English language. "Elf or magical counsel." Also a girls' name. Avery was a Top birth name in 2018.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ry names: Amaury, Aubry, Autry, Avery, Barry

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ry names: Berry, Cary, Harry

Avery3, var. Avry
Source fr. Old English element. "Elf or magical counsel." Avery is in the Top 2000.


Var. of Finbar. Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "White, fair head." Also a girls' name. Barry has diminished in popularity as a name for boys circa 1950-1959.

Var. of Barrett. Possibly Middle English "dispute, argument", Old .. Unisex name. Somewhat common as a birth name, Barry is comparable to the conventional Garry.

Barry and variants

Barry3, var. Berry1
From Irish, Gaelic. "Fair-haired." Somewhat common as baby names, Barry and Berry are comparable to the popular Terry.

Form of Barnett. Source fr. Old English language. "Burned clearing." Also a girls' name. Usage of Barry for boys has decreased circa 1950-1959.


Stems fr. Old English. "Berry." Also a girls' name. Adoption of Berry grew a century ago, but now, Berry has become less stylish.

Form of Cameron. Source fr. Scottish, Gaelic elements. "Crooked nose." Not in Top 2000. See also Cary.


Var. of Carroll. Origin fr. Old German language. "Man." Also used for girls. Less widespread today. Cary last appeared in 2000 in the Top 2000.

Surname and place name from an .. Less widespread today. Cary last appeared in 2000 in the Top 2000. Gender-neutral name.

Var. of Charles. Derivative of Old German language. "Free man." Cary is a common (TOP 40%) men's name, and appears regularly (TOP 2%) as a surname. Gender-neutral name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ry names for boys.

1. Aimery - Cary
Aimery [Aymery], Amaury [Amory], Amory [Amry, ..], Harold [Harry, ..], Ari [Ary], Aristotle [Ary], Ary, Aubrey [Avery, ..], Autry, Alfred [Avery], Avery [Avry], Finbar [Barry], Barrett [Barry], Barry [Berry], Barnett [Barry], Berry, Cameron [Camry], Carroll [Cary], Cary, Charles [Cary]

Chantrey [Chantry], Clarence [Clarry], Cleary, Corey [Kory, ..], Cory [Kory], Corbin [Cory], Cowrie [Cowry], Curran [Curry], Currier [Curry], Darrel [Darry], Darius [Derry], Derry, Destry, Diggory [Digory, ..], Demetrius [Dmitry, ..], Isidore [Dory], Drury [Drewry], Ellery [Ellary], Emery [Emory, ..], Flann [Flannery]

Flannery, Fry, Garfield [Gary, ..], Garret [Gary, ..], Garry, Gareth [Gary], Gary [Garry], Gerald [Jerry, ..], Geary [Gery], Gentry, Geoffrey [Jephry, ..], Jeffrey [Jefry, ..], Gerard [Jerry, ..], Gerry, Jerome [Jerry, ..], Gery, Godfrey [Godfry], Gregory [Grigory, ..], Guthrie [Guthry], Harry

Henry [Harry], Hilary [Hilliary, ..], Alaire [Lary, ..], Horace [Horry], Humphrey [Humphry, ..], Jarvis [Jary], Jeremiah [Jerry], Jeremy [Jerry], Jerry [Gerry], Joren [Jory, ..], George [Jory], Jordan [Jory], Jory, Kerry [Keary], Kory [Korry], Xavier [Ksawery], Lander [Landry], Larry, Lawrence [Lorry, ..], Leary

Mabry [Maybury, ..], Machenry [Mchenry], Makarios [Makary], Mallory [Malory, ..], Maurice [Maury], Mercury, Montgomery, Morris [Morry], Murray [Murry], Newbury [Newberry, ..], Orel [Orry], Parry, Perry [Parry], Qadir [Qadry], Roderick [Rory], Rory [Rorry, ..], Roxbury, Sainsbury [Sainsberry], Salisbury [Saulisbury, ..], Seabury

Skerry, Stanbury [Stansbury, ..], Sudbury [Sudberry, ..], Terence [Terry], Terry, Thierry, Torrence [Torry], Torry [Torry], Tory, Valerian [Valery], Veltry, Yuri [Yury], Zachariah [Zakery, ..], Zachary [Zackery, ..], Zuberi [Zubery]

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