Avery Name Meaning & Origin

Avery

Pronunciation: AY-və-ree (key)

This traditional male name -- a medieval form of Alfred -- has been climbing to an all-time popularity peak for baby boys. The trick is, it's even more common for girls. Once a name starts to turn feminine, parents of boys usually run in the other direction. But lately, favorites like Jordan and Peyton have been bucking the trend. Cross your fingers that elegant Avery joins them as a two-gender standard.

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Meanings and history of the name Avery

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

Avery Brooks, actor

Avery Bradley, NBA athlete

Avery in song, story & screen

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

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