"ruler of the elves"

Avery Origin and Meaning

The name Avery is a boy's name of English origin meaning "ruler of the elves".

Avery is a unisex name that is used four times as often today for girls as for boys. But while Avery's popularity is starting to soften for girls, it continues to get stronger for boys -- in keeping with our finding that gender neutral names are becoming more favored for boys than for girls.

# 241 in the US

Avery Rank in US Top 1000

# 297 on Nameberry

Avery Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Avery Popularity

Famous People Named Avery

  • Avery Lawrence SchreiberAmerican comedian
  • Avery DeWitt JohnsonAmerican basketball coach
  • Avery Franklin BrooksAmerican actor
  • Avery BrundageAmerican former president of the International Olympic Committee
  • Avery Antonio BradleyAmerican NBA basketball player
  • Avery Robert DullesAmerican cardinal
  • Avery Storm (born Ralph Di Stasio)American R&B singer
  • (Branden) Avery WilsonAmerican singer and "The Voice" contestant
  • Avery Robert FisherAmerican audio specialist who inspired the name of Avery Fisher Hall
  • Avery Jack Schelske (b. 1999)son of singer Sara Evans and Craig Schelske

Avery in Pop Culture

  • Avery ArableFern's brother in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"
  • Avery Silas Barkleycharacter on TV's "Nashville"
  • Avery BrownMurphy's son on TV's "Murphy Brown"
  • Avery BullockStan's boss on TV's "American Dad"
  • Avery Junior Johnsoncharacter in video game Halo
  • Avery Giffordindolent New Englander in Marquand's "Wickford Point" (1939)
  • Avery Carringtoncharacter in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Avery Connorcharacter in graphic novel Wolverine & Elektra: The Redeemer
  • AverySlytherin boy in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Averycharacter in the game "Hustle Cat"
  • Jackson Averysurgeon on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"

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