All About the Name Avery

“Although Avery is originally for boys, this airy and whimsy name with a girl/boy next door feel works equally well for girls.”


Gender: Unisex
Meaning: Elf counsel
Origin: English
Current Popularity: #16 (for a girl) #191 (for a boy)

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Landry, Bowery, Flannery, Ellery, Neave, Haven, Waverly

More about the name Avery:

Avery is a unisex name of English origin, meaning: “elf counsel or elf king.” Avery is an English surname of multiple origins. The most common theory is that Avery comes from an Old English surname from elements aelf, meaning elf, and ric, meaning king, power. Other sources believe that the name is of Anglo-Norman origin and derived from “Every” or “Evreux.” Évreux is a commune in the French region of Normandy. Before the 21st century, Avery was widely used only as a boy’s name but now is commonly used for both genders.

Middle Name Possibilities:

Savannah, Lincoln

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