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Gender: Female Meaning of Avery: "ruler of the elves" Origin of Avery: English Avery's Popularity in 2017: #14

The name Avery is a girl's name of English origin meaning "ruler of the elves". Avery is ranked #14 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Popular Unisex Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Though this unisex name has been around for a few decades, Avery is now a hot one 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 just outside the Top 10 in recent years.

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 (born Anna Marie Iannitelli), American pop singer
Avery Laurel Hanson, sister of the musical Hanson brothers
Troian Avery Bellisario, American actress
Avery Singer (b. 1995), daughter of reality TV's Ramona Singer ("The Real Housewives of New York")
Avery Resnikoff, daughter of Meg Resnikoff, co-founder of YouTube channel "whatsupmoms"
Avery Grace Sehorn (b. 2005), daughter of actors Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon
Avery Hope Bovenizer (b. 2009), daughter of actress Amy Locane
Avery Elizabeth McGraw (b. 2010), daughter of Jay Phillip McGraw and Erica Dahm; granddaughter of Dr. Phil McGraw
Avery Julie Sansone (b. 2012), daughter of news anchor Julie Banderas
Avery Suter, daughter of ice hockey player Ryan Suter
Avery Hutchinson, daughter of ice hockey player Andrew Hutchinson
Avery Sherman (b. 2016), daughter of NFL player Richard Sherman
Avery Chen (b. 2016), daughter of actors Andie Chen and Kate Pang
Grace Avery Costner (b. 2010), daughter of actor Kevin Costner
Avrey Ovard, Youtuber

Pop Culture References for the name Avery

Avery Jessup, character on TV's "30 Rock"
Avery Jennings, character on TV's "Dog with a Blog"
Avery Bailey Clark, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Avery Corinthos, character on American soap "General Hospital"
Avery Brown, Murphy's mother on TV's "Murphy Brown"
Avery Bishop, character in film "Jerry Maguire"
Avery Schultz, character on TV's "The Mentalist"
Avery Ryan, character on TV's "CSI:Cyber" played by Patricia Arquette
Avery, character in the game "Hustle Cat"
Avery Whitbourne, character in film "Bring It On: Fight to the Finish"
Avery Fuller, character from Katherine McGee's book series "The Thousandth Floor"

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