Meaning and Origin of: Avery

Girl name origins & meanings

Avery baby name meaning

  • English : Counselor

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Counselor

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Auvery, a Norman form of Alfred. It could also be from a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Aubri (see Aubrey). At least in the case of the original Puritan settlers in New England, there has been some confusion with Averill.
  • Christopher Avery emigrated from England to Salem, MA, in or before 1630. William Avery (alias Averill) was one of the Puritan settlers who emigrated from England to Ipswich, MA, in or about 1637.

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Popularity

Avery is the number 16 most popular girls name in the US, according to 2018 Social Security Administration data. Avery has gradually risen in popularity since 2000, where it was at its lowest rank of 176 on the top 1000 baby names list. It rose to its peak popularity in 2013 to position 12, and has remained in the top 20 since 2011.

However, it is the 60th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Avery was at its peak popularity in January 2016.

The name Avery has a rich history as both an English surname and a boy’s name. It has only recently become popular in the last couple of decades as a girl’s name, but is still used today as a unisex name. It is said to have really shot up in popularity after Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn named their daughter Avery in 2005.

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