Avery Name Meaning & Origin
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My 6'5" 18 year old son named Avery, named after his godfather and several male family friends, will definitely tell you it is a male name! With all the beautiful girl names in the world, it puzzles why a parent would want their daughter to have a traditionally masculine name! It is a sophisticated male name and not a particularly pretty female name. Sad! My heart goes out to all those girls who will someday wish they had a feminine name.
I think this name sounds much nicer on a boy. It's a French form of Alfred, and I'm sure you wouldn't name your daughter Alfred, would you? It has a nice, classic, poetic feel to it. I have it on my favorite name list for boys as Avery Harper.
Both Avery and Harper have evolved into girl's names!
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Avery Cole is my 2 year old boy's name! It's definitely more geared toward boys than girls, I think.
*don't think that! The name was all boy until someone thought it would be cute on a girl! Keep it boy!
My 14 month old is Avery Michael. I think it is a lovely, strong name, perfect for a boy.
My son's name is Benjamin Ayveri. I didn't like the traditional spelling of Avery, but I love the name.
I had a male classmate in school named Avery, which is probably why I prefer this as a boy's name.
My name. Given in 1957. It was difficult to grow up with it and now it is cool. Go figure...(by the way it is a cool name, knowing its meaning).
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- Meanings and history of the name Avery: | Edit
From the surname, descended from a medieval form of Alfred.
Ruler of the elves, protector of the innocent.
Ruler of the forest people.
- Famous real-life people named Avery: | Edit
Avery Brooks, actor
Avery Bradley, NBA athlete
- Avery in song, story & screen: | Edit
Murphy Brown's sons name was Avery on the TV show
Avery Arable, brother of Fern Arable in 'Charlotte's Web' by E. B. White
Avery Bullock, American Dad
Dr. Jackson Avery, Grey's Anatomy
Avery, Gene Hackman's character in "The Firm"
Avery Barkley, played by Jonathan Jackson, is a character on the TV series "Nashville."
"Dear Avery", a song by the Decemberists