Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. AY-və-ree, AYV-ree  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that was itself derived from the Norman French form of the given names Alberich or Alfred.

As a given name, it was used on the American sitcom Murphy Brown (1988-1998) for both the mother and son of the main character. By 1998 it was more popular as a name for girls in the United States, perhaps further inspired by a character from the movie Jerry Maguire (1996).

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Entry updated January 21, 2022