National Avery Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, May 7th. There are until the next observance.

On May 7, National Avery Day is observed to recognize and respect all persons worldwide who bear the surname Avery. The name is an English and French name for both boys and girls, which may explain its popularity in America despite its European origins. The name is thought to have originated in Anglo-Saxon times and is derived from the terms “aelf” and “ric,” which mean “elf” and “ruler,” respectively, essentially “ruler of elves.” Elves are little, playful, fairy-like, petite shape-shifters that reside in woodland kingdoms and other mystical locations, according to tradition.

📆 When is National Avery Day?

This year, National Avery Day is on May 7th. It is the 1st Sunday in May; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.

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Did you know: In the United States, Avery is the most common gender-neutral name.

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📜 History of National Avery Day

Nonetheless, it is regarded as a gender-neutral name. According to the Social Security Administration, Avery was the 19th most common girl’s name in 2020 and the 212th most popular boy’s name. The name reached its peak popularity in 2013, when it was rated as the 12th most popular girl’s name. Surprisingly, it has been in the Top 20 since 2011. An intriguing fact is that it was rated 971 in the top 1000 girls’ names in 1989, a massive jump from its ranking just ten years earlier.
Among others with the name are NBA player Avery Bradley, US basketball coach Avery Johnson, American actor Avery Brooks, who played Captain Benjamin Sisko in the film “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and American multi-talented stars Annabella Avery Thorne and Troian Avery Bellisario. Are you ready to commemorate National Avery Day? Look at these fascinating facts regarding the origin of the unusual name.

☑️ National Avery Day facts

People’s perceptions
People think the name is nice, contemporary, healthy, unusual, and elegant.

There are different pronunciations
The name is pronounced with two syllables in the north and three syllables in the south in the United States.

Popularized by T.V.
The entertainment industry helped to popularize the name by putting ladies named Avery in films.

Things to do on National Avery Day

Adopt the name as a nickname
Celebrate by adding Avery to your name on this special day. It might be a nickname or a middle name. Whatever you do, make sure you confer the title of Ruler of Elves on yourself.

Read up on its history
Investigate the origins of the name and learn about the people who carry it. You never know what you could come upon.

Send out greetings
Another way to commemorate this day is to remember all the lovely ladies and dashing men you know that go by the name Avery. Inform them that this is their special day.

📅 National Avery Day Observances

2022 May 7 Saturday
2023 May 7 Sunday
2024 May 7 Tuesday
2025 May 7 Wednesday
2026 May 7 Thursday

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