Comments for the name Avery

Comments for AVERY:

Avery is Anglo-Saxon for 'Ruler of the Elves.'
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2006
I was under the impression it was made up of the roots "aelf" and "ric" meaning elf-ruler. Some other sources give this as the origin. [noted -ed]

I am a female Avery who was given this name before it ever even made the top 1000 for girls. All I can do is apologize for 'stealing' a boys' name, but it has been going on forever, from Ashley to Kelly to Stacy to Courtney to Lindsey, and there's not much anyone can do about it.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2007
I believe that Avery is related in origin both to Alfred and Aelric (Elric); I concur with a previous comment that it means "ruler of the elves." [noted -ed]
-- PlaysInPeoria  5/8/2007

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