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Avery

Avery Meaning and Origin

The name Avery is a unisex name meaning “elf counsel” and is of English origin. 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. Avery has been a popular name in the United States in recent years, ranking in the top 20 names for girls and boys. It has also gained popularity in other English-speaking countries such as Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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