[ 3 syll. a-ve-ry, av-ery ] The baby girl name Avery is also used as a boy name, though it is more popular for girls. It is pronounced EY-Vah-Riy- †. Avery has its origins in the Germanic and Old French languages. It is used largely in English. From Old French roots, its meaning is 'inspired advice; old peace'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Avery for more information.
In addition, Avery is a form of the English Aubrey.
Avery has 13 forms. Forms of the name include Aivree, Avari, Avary, Averea, Avereah, Averee, Averey, Averi, Avory, Avrie, and Avry. Other English forms include the spelling variants Aeverie and Averie. See also the related form, the Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, and Scandinavian Alfred.
Avery is very popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2012, 0.430% of baby girls were named Avery. It had a ranking of #13 then. Out of all girl names in its family, Avery was the most popular in 2012. Avery was 3.337% more widely used than the 2nd most popular name, Aubrey, in that year. Although Avery is today more frequently used for baby girls, there was a period prior to 1997 when more boys were given the name. After 1998, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. There were 4 times more baby girls than boys who were named Avery in 2011.
† Pronunciation for Avery: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"