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"noble, bearlike"

Auberon Origin and Meaning

The name Auberon is a boy's name of English origin meaning "noble, bearlike".

Rarely heard in the US, Auberon has a gentle autumnal feel rare in a male name. Possibly starting as a pet form of Aubrey, it was also infuenced by Oberon, the king of the fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The most famous bearer of the name is British journalist and critic Auberon Waugh (whose grandfather was Aubrey and whose nickname was Bron), of the literary Waugh clan.

The Oberon spelling is another recommended option.

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Famous People Named Auberon

  • Auberon Alexander "Bron" WaughEnglish jounralist; eldest son of novelist Evelyn Waugh
  • Auberon Edward William Molyneux HerbertEnglish author, theorist, and politician
  • Auberon Thomas Herbert9th Baron Lucas and 5th Lord Dingwall, English politician and fighter pilot

Auberon in Pop Culture

  • Auberon Quincharacter in G. K. Chesterton's 1904 novel The Napoleon of Notting Hill; the author's 'affectionate part,portrait of Max Beerbohm'