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Origin & Meaning

The name Avery is of French origin.

The meaning of Avery is "blonde ruler, elf ruler".  

It is also of German origin, where its meaning is "noble, bear like" and English origin, where its meaning is "elf counsel".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 13  in baby name popularity for girls with 9517 occurrences.  It ranked 186 in popular baby names for boys with 2269 occurrences. 

View the Avery Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Avery has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Avery to other names.


What will your new little Avery be like?

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Related Names

Avery is a form of the name Averi.

Other Tidbits

Avery falls into the animal name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Avery Fisher.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Avery in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Avery.

Just for fun, see the name Avery in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Avery in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.