Part of the last-name-as-first-name trend, Everly is unisex (but mostly given to girls) and derived from a surname that came from the German boys' name, Eberhard (“brave as a wild boar”). That animal had much symbolism in early Indo-European cultures: If you killed a wild boar, it meant you were brave and strong. But this meaning probably had nothing to do with why actors Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum named their daughter Everly in 2013. It’s now a name that’s climbing the popularity charts.
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Source: Social Security Administration
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