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Gender: M Meaning of Avery: "ruler of the elves" Origin of Avery: English Avery's Popularity in 2015: #187

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 186, it was still given to more than 2,200 boys last year.

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Famous People Named Avery

Avery Fisher, American audio specialist (Avery Fisher Hall in New York City named after him)
Avery Schreiber, American comedian
Avery Johnson, American basketball coach
Avery Brooks, American actor
Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee
Avery Lee, author of VirtualDub
Avery Schreiber, American actor and comedian
Avery Storm, American R&B singer
Avery Bradley, American NBA basketball player
Avery Wilson, American singer and "The Voice" contestant
Devon Avery, English film director and husband of American author Justine Avery

Pop Culture References for the name Avery

Avery Arable, Fern's brother in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"
Avery, Slytherin boy in the "Harry Potter" series
Avery Barkley, character on TV's "Nashville"
Avery Brown, Murphy's son on TV's "Murphy Brown"
Avery, Stan's boss on TV's "American Dad"
Avery Gifford, indolent New Englander in Marquand's "Wickford Point" (1939)
Jackson Avery, surgeon on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Avery, character in the game "Hustle Cat"

Averey, Avory, Avry