Avery Name Meaning & Origin

Avery

Pronunciation: AY-və-ree (key)

Light and nimble as a bird, Avery is a lyrical successor to Ashley and Courtney. Like those names, it took the historical path of surname, to male name, to female name. Unlike them, it remains a popular choice for boys as well. . .so far.

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Averie

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Nicknames for Avery

Ava, Ave, Avie, Aves, Aver

Meanings and history of the name Avery

From the surname, descended from a medieval form of Alfred.

French, means: Elf gathering

English, means: Magical counsel

Famous real-life people named Avery

The Hanson brothers have a younger sister named Avery Laurel.
Avery Brooks, actor
Avery Hope Bovenizer (b. 2009), daughter of American television and film actress Amy Locane

Avery in song, story & screen

Avery Bishop (Kelly Preston) is the girlfriend that "Jerry Maguire" (Tom Cruise) breaks up with near the beginning of the movie.

Avery Donaghy. Jack Donaghy's wife on the NBC comedy show "30 Rock"

Avery Coldon, character in the movie "Follow the Prophet"

Avery Drabkin (Kristina Reyes), Jane Doe's biological daughter in the American drama TV series "Blindspot".

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