Avery: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Avery

Avery

Pronunciation: AY-və-ree (key)

Light and nimble as a bird, Avery is a lyrical successor to Ashley and Courtney. Like those names, it took the historical path of surname, to male name, to female name. Unlike them, it remains a popular choice for boys as well. . .so far.

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Alternate Spelling: Averie, Averi, Averey, Avary, Avari, Avarie

According to the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, Avery is "cooler" than the names Ava and Avis.

The name Avery is #15 on the list of top 100 cool baby girl names in the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz.

my new little cousin's name is Avery and i think its soooo cute. she's about 5 months old. her middle name is Lynn and i think my aunt and uncle did a great job picking out her name

Personal experiences with the name Avery: | Edit

My sister's name is Avery, and she's in her late 20's. She finds it a bit jarring to have grown up with a rare and unusual name, only to now hear "Avery, stop that!" and "Avery, be nice or we're going home!" in the grocery store, at parks, etc. You think you're being a trendsetter for picking this name? Please. Be original and pick something that's just beginning to rise on the trend graph, like my parents did, then bask in the glory of being ahead of the curve!

My daughter's name is Avery, and I get SO many compliments. Everyone stops, repeats it, and smiles. I LOVE that I picked this name. The only downfall so far is that as a 2 year old, it is very difficult for her to say. She calls herself "rae-ree".

I have 3 year old twins and i named them Aaron and Avery they get SO many compliments, especially Avery they love it!

I Have A 3 Month Old Daughter And I Get Lots And Lots Of Compliments On The Name. People Always Go Awwww Thats So Cute When I Tell Them.

I think the name Avery is beautiful for a girl! I don't have a child yet, but if I have a girl I will name her Avery. It was originally a boy's name but has evolved and become a lovely girl's name; like Shelby, Morgan, Addison, Riley etc... the list goes on and on! It is great for a boy too. I just thought I should speak up I didn't want someone to pass by this gorgeous name because of one person's opinion.

Nicknames for Avery: | Edit

Ava, Ave, Avie, Aves

Meanings and history of the name Avery: | Edit

From the surname, descended from a medieval form of Alfred.

French, means: Elf gathering

English, means: Magical counsel

Famous real-life people named Avery: | Edit

The Hanson brothers have a younger sister named Avery Laurel.

Avery in song, story & screen: | Edit

Avery Bishop (Kelly Preston) is the girlfriend that "Jerry Maguire" (Tom Cruise) breaks up with near the beginning of the movie.

Avery Donaghy. Jack Donaghy's wife on the NBC comedy show "30 Rock"

Avery Coldon, character in the movie "Follow the Prophet"

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