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Gender: male/female
Pronunciation: AY-vur-ee, AYV-ree, AY-vuh-ree, AY-va-ree, A-ver-ee
Meaning: elf counsel, rules the elves
Related Names: Aeverie, Averi, Averie, Avrie, Avry, Every

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if male/female



Rank in 2000s: 90


Name: avery Origin: [[Origin::origin:European]], [[Category:origin:European Names]], [[Category:origin:European Given Names]] Meaning (no case): elf counsel, rules the elves

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Some trace the roots of the name Avery to the Norman French form of the names “Alfred” or “Alberich.” Or, as a variation of the name “Aubrey.” Others attribute the name to stemming from “Every" or "Evreux.” However, it is the name of a county in Normandy and also exists in Navarra in northern Spain. The House of Évreux was a French family of nobility that ruled the kingdom of Navarre from 1328 to 1441.


According to the 1990 United States Census, Avery ranked as the 2,337th most popular female first name, the 638th most popular male first name and the 775th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names two decades since 1880, including the two most recent ones, and in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every decade since 1880. In the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 200 most popular girls' names every year from 2000 (176th) through 2006 (52nd), while steadily increasing in popularity.

United States Popularity of the girl's name Avery in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:52nd
  • Year: 2005 Rank:67th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:77th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:89th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:132nd
  • Year: 2001 Rank:152nd
  • Year: 2000 Rank:176th

Additionally, in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 300 most popular boy's names every year from 2000 (245th) through 2006 (212th).

United States Popularity of the boy's name Avery in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:212th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:215th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:225th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:219th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:245th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:242nd
  • Year: 2000 Rank:245th


  • Locations bestowed the name “Avery” exist in California, Idaho and Texas, USA.


  • “Avery Dennison” is the name of a corporation that manufactures office supplies.
  • “Avery Brewing” is a micro-brewery that specializes in English and Belgian ales.


  • Avery Brundage – Former International Olympic Committee President whose stances and decisions were met with controversy in the early 20th century.
  • James L. Avery, Sr. – Film and television actor who became well-known as “Uncle Phil” on the television comedy “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
  • Greg Avery – Animal rights activist who is the co-founder of “Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC).”
  • Rachel Foster Avery – Women’s suffrage activist in the late 19th century.



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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about AveryRDF feed
Gender male/female  +
Length 5  +
Meaning elf counsel, rules the elves  +
Meaningnc elf counsel, rules the elves  +
Name avery  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation AY-vur-ee, AYV-ree, AY-vuh-ree, AY-va-ree, A-ver-ee  +
Rank in 2000s 90  +
Related Aeverie  +, Averi  +, Averie  +, Avrie  +, Avry  +, and Every  +
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