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Gender: M Meaning of Avery: "ruler of the elves" Origin of Avery: English Avery's Popularity in 2016: #191

Avery's a last-name-first-name being used increasingly for girls -- perhaps because of Avery's similarity to Ava and Ivory. However, at Number 191, it was still given to more than 2,000 boys last year.

Famous People Named Avery

Avery Lawrence Schreiber, American comedian
Avery DeWitt Johnson, American basketball coach
Avery Franklin Brooks, American actor
Avery Brundage, American former president of the International Olympic Committee
Avery Antonio Bradley, American NBA basketball player
Avery Robert Dulles, American cardinal
Avery Storm (born Ralph Di Stasio), American R&B singer
(Branden) Avery Wilson, American singer and "The Voice" contestant
Avery Robert Fisher, American audio specialist who inspired the name of Avery Fisher Hall
Avery Jack Schelske (b. 1999), son of singer Sara Evans and Craig Schelske

Pop Culture References for the name Avery

Avery Arable, Fern's brother in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"
Avery Silas Barkley, character on TV's "Nashville"
Avery Brown, Murphy's son on TV's "Murphy Brown"
Avery Bullock, Stan's boss on TV's "American Dad"
Avery Junior Johnson, character in video game Halo
Avery Gifford, indolent New Englander in Marquand's "Wickford Point" (1939)
Avery Carrington, character in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Avery Connor, character in graphic novel Wolverine & Elektra: The Redeemer
Avery, Slytherin boy in the "Harry Potter" series
Avery, character in the game "Hustle Cat"
Jackson Avery, surgeon on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"

Averey, Avory, Avry