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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Elfin Ruler

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Avery

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Avery in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Avery:

  • Records indicate that 42,530 boys in the United States have been named Avery since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,998 people in the U.S. were given the name Avery. Those people are now 8 years old.

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    Comments about the name Avery

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      11 Positive Comments

  • "Love this name for a boy. Maybe because it means Alfred and that's my husband's name. I never even knew it was a girl's name until I started researching it for our little boy." Apr. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Avery Thomas and I believe it can be a boy or girl name, but I think this is mainly very boyish. People also name girls Ryan - which is a boy name. Girls can take on boy names and it can be cute. Girls remember Avery is the English form of Alfred." Jun. 1, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is sad when women use Boys names for girls. there are so many names that have been lost becuase of this Carol Shawn Kelly Bobby Jordan Coby Etc." Jun. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandsons names is Avery Cole and I think it is very much so a masculine name. My daughter discovered the name while reading Charlotte's Webb and fell in love with it. The character in Charlottes Webb is a boy, of course." Mar. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seems like more are boys than girls to me - i associate it with boys name traditionally and am thinking of naming my baby boy Avery." Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 year old son's name is Avery. I saw another person on a message board with this name for her girl and I thought it was a grat name for a boy or a girl. We were going to name our child Avery if it was a boy or a girl, but I knew that it was traditionally a boys name. We love the name for our son, and he loves his name. We know no other Avery boys, personally." Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My hubby's name is Avery and I love it..When I was pregnant I was going to name our daughter it, but decided on Naomi. Avery is beautiful male or female." Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Avery is a great name for a boy. It is traditionally masculine and didn't pop up in the girl pages of name books until 2005. Our boy is named Avery. We absolutely love it. I know 4 other Averys...2 male, 2 female. They are all gorgeous, creative and well adjusted people." Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know Avery's that are boys and girls and neither one feel awkward with this name." Jul. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have a 13 year old Avery who is all boy. He doesn't have a complex. He is the only Avery his age in our area boy or girl." Jan. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's very appropriate for our little boy Landon Avery and he is not feminine at all." Jan. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "It?s a name that is gone to the girls. Although a boy named this should not have a complex, it was boys name, then unisex. Still is unisex in 2020. But look at the strongly in favor of girls and dosnt seem to be stopping . Apart from the gender thing..i like name." Feb. 18, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Avery is absolutely feminine. This little boy will have a complex. (it's today's robin or kelly)" Sep. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "If people took the time to look at the history of names and their meanings, there would be a lot more insight. Traditionally derived from Alfred, meaning "Wise", in French(my husbands side is french) meaning "ruling with elf-wisdom", and in English, meaning "counselor". Avery is a very masculine name, many great men throughout time have worn this name well. It sounds so harsh on a little girl, but that's just my opinion. We named our son Avery (almost 6 now) after just loving the name itself and then doing our research it confirmed the name for us. We have meet almost equal amounts of boys and girls, but most girls spell it "Averie". Our little man loves his name, and also responds to Aves or Ave. Meeting little girls with the same name has never affected him. When we chose Lilah (lie-lah, not Lee-lah) we also did the research, she is 8 and we have yet to meet another Lilah. It's origins date back to biblical times and the simplest meaning: "night beauty", which is so fitting as she was born at 7pm on valentines day." Apr. 16, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Avery is also my name, and it's OK. I knew some girls with that name, and therefore was made fun of a lot, and I also felt that it was for a boy, and not for an adult male. However, I am now an adult, and still use my first name, Avery." Jul. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Avery is a boy's name- i know some are using it for a girl but it is the english form of Alfred.Only recently have people been using it for a girl - there are several uni-sex names Jordan, Rory, Peyton, etc. but it is still tradionally a boy's name. Why would any boy have a complex about being named Avery other than ignorant people giving them one!" Feb. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Avery and i am very much a man with no complex" Nov. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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