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Avery

Heart
English
"ruler of the elves"

Avery Origin and Meaning

The name Avery is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin meaning "ruler of the elves".
Avery's a last-name-first-name being used increasingly for girls -- perhaps because of Avery's similarity to Ava and Ivory. It's still well-used for boys and is one of today's most popular unisex names. About 1800 baby boys were named Avery in 2021, compared with nearly 7000 baby girls.
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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"