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Avery

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161k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Avery mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Avery

"Avery" is a name of English origin, and it means "Elf Ruler". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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A medieval English form of Alfred.

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name, today often transferred back from the surname.
  3. A female given name of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Avery

Avery Brooks is an actor, director, and singer. Avery was given the name Avery Franklin Brooks on October 2nd, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana, U.S.

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Avery Brundage was a Life Honorary President of the International Olympic Committee, First Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, Second Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, Member of the International Olympic Committee, President of the U. Avery was born on September 28th, 1887 in Detroit. He breathed his last breath on May 8th, 1975.

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Avery Bradley is a basketball player for the Boston Celtics, →Maine Red Claws, and Hapoel Jerusalem in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Avery was born on November 26th, 1990 in Tacoma, Washington.

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Avery Johnson is a basketball player for the Palm Beach Stingrays, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, and Dallas Mavericks in the Southeastern Conference. His career lasted from 1988 to 2004. Avery was born on March 25th, 1965 in New Orleans.

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Avery Schreiber was an actor and comedian. His career lasted from 1964 to 2001. Avery was given the name Avery Lawrence Schreiber on April 9th, 1935 in Chicago. He died on January 7th, 2002.

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Avery Haines is a journalist. Avery was given the name Avery Hayward Haines on November 28th, 1966 in New Mexico.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Avery

Steven Avery is a criminal.

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James Avery was an actor and poet. He was most prominent from 1980 to 2013. James was given the name James LaRue Avery on November 27th, 1945 in Pughsville, Virginia, U.S. He left this life on December 31st, 2013.

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Jackson Avery is a chairman of grey sloan memorial hospital, attending physician, plastic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, and chairman.

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Tex Avery was an animator, cartoonist, voice actor, director, and voice acting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1980. Tex was given the name Frederick Bean Avery on February 26th, 1908 in Taylor, Texas. He died on August 26th, 1980.

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Sean Avery is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 2000 to 2012. Sean was born on April 10th, 1980 in North York.

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Paul Avery was a journalist and author. Paul was born on April 2nd, 1934 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. He passed away on December 10th, 2000.

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How popular is the baby name Avery in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 9 0 9
1881 25 0 25
1882 14 0 14
1883 14 0 14
1884 16 0 16
1885 12 0 12
1886 6 0 6
1887 14 0 14
1888 13 0 13
1889 9 0 9
1890 23 6 17
1891 9 0 9
1892 18 0 18
1893 19 0 19
1894 18 0 18
1895 20 0 20
1896 20 0 20
1897 21 0 21
1898 15 0 15
1899 17 0 17
1900 18 6 12
1901 19 0 19
1902 25 7 18
1903 19 6 13
1904 18 0 18
1905 22 0 22
1906 17 0 17
1907 23 6 17
1908 28 5 23
1909 24 7 17
1910 31 10 21
1911 22 0 22
1912 67 9 58
1913 74 8 66
1914 98 7 91
1915 125 0 125
1916 118 12 106
1917 124 9 115
1918 136 18 118
1919 132 20 112
1920 129 16 113
1921 142 19 123
1922 146 15 131
1923 125 14 111
1924 135 12 123
1925 113 12 101
1926 119 20 99
1927 121 14 107
1928 110 15 95
1929 116 14 102
1930 110 7 103
1931 86 11 75
1932 88 0 88
1933 101 9 92
1934 106 11 95
1935 73 10 63
1936 79 14 65
1937 67 0 67
1938 89 9 80
1939 64 8 56
1940 96 10 86
1941 81 11 70
1942 95 13 82
1943 97 21 76
1944 73 8 65
1945 92 13 79
1946 83 6 77
1947 101 9 92
1948 89 12 77
1949 67 9 58
1950 98 17 81
1951 88 8 80
1952 95 6 89
1953 101 10 91
1954 140 14 126
1955 159 22 137
1956 159 18 141
1957 174 17 157
1958 197 25 172
1959 203 12 191
1960 212 23 189
1961 199 17 182
1962 208 19 189
1963 190 10 180
1964 203 17 186
1965 219 13 206
1966 208 15 193
1967 191 13 178
1968 173 19 154
1969 172 21 151
1970 189 18 171
1971 183 21 162
1972 193 23 170
1973 228 25 203
1974 206 27 179
1975 247 29 218
1976 270 35 235
1977 247 43 204
1978 265 39 226
1979 262 56 206
1980 277 47 230
1981 292 57 235
1982 285 69 216
1983 316 73 243
1984 275 66 209
1985 344 85 259
1986 379 100 279
1987 488 112 376
1988 519 157 362
1989 647 178 469
1990 637 250 387
1991 739 339 400
1992 900 432 468
1993 1,386 453 933
1994 1,633 517 1,116
1995 1,737 542 1,195
1996 1,670 492 1,178
1997 2,108 937 1,171
1998 2,479 1,242 1,237
1999 2,859 1,491 1,368
2000 3,202 1,832 1,370
2001 3,533 2,132 1,401
2002 3,975 2,588 1,387
2003 5,282 3,687 1,595 #89 girl name
2004 5,561 4,041 1,520 #77 girl name
2005 6,314 4,652 1,662 #67 girl name
2006 7,040 5,248 1,792 #52 girl name
2007 7,123 5,381 1,742 #48 girl name
2008 7,576 5,828 1,748 #38 girl name
2009 7,927 6,297 1,630 #32 girl name
2010 8,369 6,672 1,697 #23 girl name
2011 9,127 7,337 1,790 #18 girl name
2012 10,325 8,313 2,012 #13 girl name
2013 11,219 9,172 2,047 #12 girl name
2014 11,838 9,557 2,281 #13 girl name
2015 11,538 9,330 2,208 #16 girl name
2016 10,832 8,733 2,099 #16 girl name

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Popularity of Avery as a first name

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Popularity of Avery as a last name

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Common last names for Avery

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Davis
  • Clark
  • Anderson
  • Allen
  • Martin
  • Harris
  • Rogers

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Avery U.S.
  White 71.13% 64.26%
  African American 22.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Avery

People with the last name Avery are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Avery

  • How Popular is the name Avery? Avery is the 442nd most popular name of all time. In 2016 Avery was the 16th most popular name. As a last name Avery was the 878th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Avery have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 160,875 babies born with the first name Avery in the United States. That's more than enough people named Avery to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Avery? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Avery first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Avery is Tuesday, August 14th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Avery born? The highest recorded use of the first name Avery was in 2014 with a total of 9,557 babies. That's a lot of babies named Avery!
  • Random Avery Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Avery ranks 32nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 687 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Avery: Your name in reverse order is Yreva. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaerv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Avery? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 39,564 people with the last name Avery.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Avery? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Avery as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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