Avery (girl)

This was originally an English form of a French surname stemming from the Germanic personal name Aelfric This is also where we get the name Aubrey. Aelfric is comprised of elements meaning "elf" and "power." Avery was sporadically used for girls starting in the early 20th century, but wasn't used with any regularity for girls until the 1980s with the rise of unisex surname-names. It may also have gained popularity as it was the name of Murphy Brown's mother on the eponymous sitcom.
See Also: Avarie, Avory, Avery (boy), Avree, Aubrey

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