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Gender: F Meaning of Avery: "ruler of the elves" Origin of Avery: English Avery's Popularity in 2013: #12

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Though this unisex name has been around for a few decades, Avery has now definitely heated up for girls, partly as an alternative to the epidemic Ava. The female Avery has had a meteoric rise, moving up from Number 802 in 1990 to 12 in 2013.

Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn may have started it all when they chose it for their daughter in 2005, just as they did with daughters Finley and Emery. Amy Locane used the name in 2009 and now Dr. Phil has a granddaughter named Avery.

On 30 Rock, Elizabeth Banks had an extended cameo playing Alec Baldwin's glamorous fiancee, Avery Jessup.

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Famous People Named Avery

Avery Hope Bovenizer (b. 2009), daughter of Amy Locane
Avery Elizabeth McGraw (b. 2010), daughter of Jay Phillip McGraw and Erica Dahm
Avery Grace Sehorn (b. 2005), daughter of Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon
Grace Avery Costner (b. 2010), daughter of Kevin Costner
Avery Laurel Hanson, sister of the Hanson brothers
Troian Avery Bellisario, American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Avery

Avery Jessup, character on "30 Rock," played by Elizabeth Banks
Avery Jennings, character from "Dog with a Blog", played by G Hannelius
Avery Bailey Clark, character on "The Young and the Restless", played by Jessica Collins
Avery Brown (Murphy Brown's mother) on Murphy Brown played by Colleen Dewhurst
Avery Bishop in Jerry Maguire
Avery Schultz, character from TV series "The Mentalist"

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