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    Popularity of the name Avery

    According to the Social Security Administration, Avery was the 19th most popular baby girl’s name in America in 2020 and 2021! It was in the 18th spot in 2019, 16th in 2018, 14th in 2017, and held 16th place in 2016!! So, this lovely name has stayed steady in popularity over the last few years. It actually didn’t break into the top 100 until 2003, and has risen in popularity considerably over the last two decades!

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    Avery shown on our Fairy background with Purple and Pink mats.

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    History and meaning of the name Avery

    The name Avery is Old English and Anglo-Saxon in origin and means “A Ruler” or “Ruler of Elves.” Avery comes from the Old English words of aelf (meaning elf) and ric (meaning King/power), which leads to the meaning of “Elf Ruler.” Elves were considered in mythology to be beautiful and magical creatures.

    The meaning of the name “Avery” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Avery, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Avery shown on our Twilight background with a Black mat.

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    Famous People named Avery

    A famous Avery is the social media influencer, Avery Cyrus. While many people think she is related to singer Miley Cyrus, there is no family connection; however, Avery Cyrus currently has over 4 million fans on her TikTok and YouTube channels, which is no easy feat, that’s for sure!

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    Avery shown on our I Love You background with Sage and Pink mats.

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    Your Avery

    Does your Avery embody the trait being a strong ruler? I’m sure she does! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of their loved ones’ names really do match their personalities!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the different backgrounds and mat combinations for the lovely name Avery, that go so beautifully with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Avery! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    Frequently asked questions about the name Avery (FAQ)

    Is Avery a feminine name?

    Avery is an Anglo Saxon name meaning “a ruler” Gender: Once meant solely for boys, Avery is now a popular gender-neutral option.

    What does the name Avery mean in the Bible?

    What is the meaning of Avery ? Avery is unisex name popular in the Christian religion, and its main origin is English. Avery name meanings is “one who is a wise ruler, of the nobility.”

    How common is the name Avery for a girl?

    Avery was ranked the 976th most used baby name in the US in 1989, 206th in 1999, 32nd in 2009, 18th in 2019, and 19th in 2020 and 2021. In the United States, the name Avery is much more popular for girls than boys. In 2020, Avery ranked the 19th most popular girls name and the 211th most popular boys name

    When did Avery become a girl’s name?

    In 1989 Americans started using the name Avery for girls and it is sometimes used with the feminine alternative spelling Averie/Averi. The name is now more popular for girls in the US and Canada.

    Are there more girls or boys named Avery?

    Avery, a gender-neutral baby name, was once a boy’s name. According to Nameberry, 100 percent of babies named Avery in 1880 were boys, but by 2012, girls were 81 percent of babies named Avery.

    How old is the name Avery?

    The Avery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Avery families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 307 Avery families living in New York.

    Does the name Avery have a meaning?

    The name Avery is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of English origin meaning “ruler”. Avery originated in the Middle Ages as a Norman-French pronunciation variation of the Anglo-Saxon name Alfred and the Ancient Germanic name Alberich.

    Is Avery a unique name?

    Avery is the #19 most popular girls’ name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. Avery has gradually risen in popularity since 2000.

    What does Avery mean for girls?

    Avery name meaning and origin. Avery is a gender-neutral name that means “ruler” or “wise.” The name has a whimsical feel, drawing in elements of nature and mysticism. But because Avery has been around so long, it also feels deeply rooted, solid, and respectable. Avery is used in both English and French.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.


    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Avery matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

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