Avery Name Gender

Is Avery a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 70.8% of babies named Avery were girls.

In 2018, 79.4% of babies named Avery were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Avery Name Meaning

Avery is beloved for more than just its adorable elfish meaning thanks to its unisex flexibility and surname style. A surprising choice in a field of classics, Avery manages to hold onto its freshness despite being centuries old. A distant cousin of Aubrey, Avery is in a league of its own when it comes to cool factor.

Avery walks the delicate line between tomboy and girlish, mixing masculine roots with the soft -ee ending seen in Emily and Lily. She’s short and sweet yet packs a punch of spunk, dishing out a whole lot of sass in five letters. She fits in well with the on-trend V sound names like Evelyn and Ava but teeters just outside the norm. She’s unique in her own right, but perfectly at home alongside unisex monikers like Peyton or Madison.

A little Avery would be the perfect explorer, ready to conquer the playground one slide at a time. At the same time, she’s no stranger to playing dress up for a spot of afternoon tea with her favorite dolls. Like her name, she’s a chameleon that bends trends and flows freely.

Spelling variations of the name include Averie and Averi. Nicknames include Ave or Ava though a nickname is easily avoidable for those looking to stick with the full version.

Infographic of Avery name meaning, which is An English variant of Alberich or Alfred, Avery means elf counsel or elf ruler.
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Avery Name Popularity

How popular is the name Avery? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Avery was the 16th most popular girls name, representing 0.5851% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Avery has been the 283rd most popular girls name, representing 0.0829% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 1,640 5 0.0005%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 2,047 10 0.0007%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 2,858 5 0.0004%
1977 3,016 5 0.0004%
1978 2,114 12 0.0009%
1979 2,247 11 0.0008%
1980 3,003 5 0.0003%
1981 2,079 16 0.0011%
1982 1,819 22 0.0015%
1983 1,721 24 0.0016%
1984 1,917 19 0.0013%
1985 1,727 27 0.0018%
1986 1,405 45 0.003%
1987 1,315 55 0.0036%
1988 1,028 106 0.0068%
1989 1,045 115 0.0071%
1990 785 209 0.0126%
1991 653 289 0.0177%
1992 534 405 0.0254%
1993 520 427 0.0274%
1994 488 465 0.0303%
1995 459 514 0.0341%
1996 482 463 0.0309%
1997 312 906 0.0613%
1998 245 1,224 0.0818%
1999 206 1,475 0.0985%
2000 175 1,813 0.1187%
2001 152 2,122 0.1408%
2002 132 2,584 0.1724%
2003 89 3,684 0.2422%
2004 77 4,035 0.2647%
2005 67 4,644 0.3037%
2006 52 5,249 0.3352%
2007 48 5,378 0.3409%
2008 38 5,829 0.3771%
2009 32 6,298 0.4214%
2010 23 6,673 0.4631%
2011 18 7,340 0.5152%
2012 13 8,314 0.5834%
2013 12 9,174 0.6444%
2014 13 9,563 0.6564%
2015 16 9,339 0.6419%
2016 16 8,759 0.6075%
2017 14 8,186 0.5865%
2018 16 8,039 0.5851%

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Names Like Avery

If you like Avery, you’ll love these other names like Avery.


What names are variants of Avery?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Avery.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aeverie

Elf counsel

English

Averi

Elf counsel

English

#742 (0.0214%)  
Averie

Elf counsel

English

#397 (0.0516%)  
Avrie

Elf counsel

English

#3,102 (0.0004%)  

What names sound like Avery?

If you like how Avery sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Avery.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Affery

Young deer; color of earth

Hebrew

Ava

To live

Latin

#3 (1.0863%)  
Ivory

Creamy-white color; hard tusk used for carving fine art, jewellery

Latin

#601 (0.0306%)  

What names are similar to Avery?

Find a name that’s like Avery, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aubrey

Elf ruler

English

#36 (0.3778%)  
Autumn

Season of harvest

English

#77 (0.2526%)  
Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

#25 (0.4823%)  
Harlow

Rock hill

English

#351 (0.06%)  
Harper

Harp Player

English

#9 (0.7702%)  
Kennedy

Helmeted head

Irish

#59 (0.285%)  
London

From the great river

English

#176 (0.1173%)  
Mackenzie

Son of Coinneach

Scottish

#105 (0.2041%)  
Madison

Son of Maud

English

#22 (0.5121%)  
Presley

Priest clearing

English

#198 (0.1074%)  

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7 Comments

  1. Love it. Easy to say and spell. First Avery I met was in 2018 and was a girl in her early 20s. It reminds me of Emily and Ava. I associate it with a female name but I wouldn’t be surprised to meet a boy named Avery either.

  2. Just always loved the name and love how it’s a alliteration to our last name Ames 🙂

  3. Wanted a non traditional name that wasnt popular but was not “out there”

  4. We chose the name Avery because our original name (taitum) was taken from us by a close friend. We told her our idea for a name and of course her baby was three weeks older so she used it for her little girl.
    I like the name because its fits her and id a very pretty name for a girl.
    Avery also loves taking her baths, crawling, laughing, saying “momma”, favorite food is sweet potatoes, very ticklish, and is just one of a kind.

  5. I’m a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan. Jackson Avery is so adorable! Also, all of my mother’s granddaughters’ names start with the letter A.

  6. I named my BOY Avery because it’s a boys name variation of Alfred, which is a family name. It didn’t become a popular girls name until recently.

  7. I chose her name because I loved how it sounded and it goes with her planned middle name too Avery Ezriyah


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