"noble strength"

Audrey Origin and Meaning

The name Audrey is a girl's name of English origin meaning "noble strength".

Audrey is one of the girls' names that have been rising due to their connection to Old Hollywood glamour—in this case the eternally chic and radiant Audrey Hepburn. Audrey has another very different appeal as one of the elite group of girl names that mean strong, brave, or powerful.

Audrey is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Aethelthryth, the name that later evolved into Etheldred or Etheldreda. St. Audrey was a seventh century saint who was particularly revered in the Middle Ages. Her name led to the term tawdry, as cheap lace necklaces were sold at the St. Audrey fair. Shakespeare bestowed her name on a character in As You Like It.

Celebrities who have chosen Audrey include Greg Kinnear, Steve Zahn, and Faith Hill & Tim McGraw.

A current representative is the French actress Audrey Tautou—who made her mark in Amelie, The Da Vinci Code, and as Coco Chanel—and who shares some of the charm of Audrey Hepburn.

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Audrey Rank in US Top 1000

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Audrey Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Audrey Popularity

Famous People Named Audrey

  • Audrey Kathleen HepburnDutch,British actress
  • Audrey Justine TautouFrench actress
  • Audrey Lynn KitchingAmerican model, designer, fashion blogger
  • Audrey Faith Perrybirthname of Faith Hill, American singer
  • Audrey LandersAmerican actress and singer
  • Audrey Kathryn LindvallAmerican model
  • Audrey LongAmerican actress
  • Audrey Claire BennettAmerican actress
  • Audrey MeadowsAmerican actress
  • Audrey Nicole AssadAmerican Christian singer
  • Audrey DaltonIrish actress
  • Audrey Marie AndersonAmerican model and actress
  • Audrey QuockAmerican model
  • Audrey Wood (b. Susan Brewer)American children's author
  • Audrey ReidJamaican actress
  • Audrey Mary TotterAmerican actress
  • Audrey Roloffwife of reality TV personality Jeremy Roloff of "Little People, Big World"
  • Audrey NiffeneggerAmerican novelist
  • Audrey TomasonAmerican national security adviser
  • Audrey Grey WhitbyAmerican actress
  • Audrey MarnayFrench model
  • Audrey Wauchopetelevision writer
  • Audrey Marie Munsonartists' model considered America's 'First Supermodel'
  • Audrey PuenteAmerican meteorologist; daughter of bandleader Tito Puente
  • Audrey Pence (b. 1995)daughter of U.S. VP Mike Pence
  • Audrey Purcell (b. 2001)daughter of actor Dominic Purcell
  • Audrey Caroline McGraw (b. 2001)daughter of singers Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
  • Audrey Mae Kinnear (2006)daughter of actor Greg Kinnear
  • Audrey Caroline Smith (b. 2008)late daughter of singer Todd Smith of Selah
  • Audrey Caroline Vogel Howard (b. 2008)daughter of actress Darlene Vogel and Mark Howard
  • Audrey Jane Cheetwood (b. 2010)daughter of actors Derk Cheetwood & Cari Costner; great,niece of actor Kevin Costner
  • Audrey Ovendon (b. 2011)daughter of singers Julian Ovendon & Kate Royal
  • Audrey van der HeijdenDutch actress

Audrey in Pop Culture

  • Audreyminor character in Shakespeare's "As You Like It"
  • Audrey Binghamcharacter on TV's "Rules of Engagement"
  • Audrey Griffinfrom "Where'd You Go Bernadette"
  • Audrey Griswoldfrom "National Lampoon's Vacation" series
  • Audrey Hornecharacter on TV's "Twin Peaks"
  • Audrey Liddellcharacter on TV's "Dawson's Creek"
  • Audrey Parkercharacter on TV's "Haven"
  • Audrey Rocio RamirezDisney's "Atlantis: The Lost Empire"
  • Audrey SweeneyTV's "Durham County"
  • Audrey and Audrey IIfrom musical "Little Shop of Horrors"
  • Miss Audreycharacter on TV's 'The Paradise"
  • Audrey Rainescharacter on TV's "24"
  • Audreycharacter in Lisi Harris' "The Pretenders"
  • Audrey Parkercharacter on TV's "The 4400"
  • Audrey Hartcharacter on TV's "True Detective"
  • Audrey Dunncharacter from "Unbreakable"
  • Audrey Robertsfrom British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Audrey Curtischaracter in novel "The Lifeboat Clique"
  • Audreydaughter of Aurora in Disney's "Descendants"
  • Audrey WeasleyPercy Weasley's wife in "Harry Potter"
  • Audrey Brownheroine of Robin Jarvis' "Deptford Mice"
  • Audrey Jensena main character on MTV's "Scream"
  • Audrey Tindallfrom "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
  • Audrey Cobaltcharacter in the Addicted Series
  • Audrey Penneycharacter in the sitcom "Ellen"
  • Audrey Bourgeoischaracter in the animated series "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir"
  • Audrey Rose Wadsworthmain character in the "Stalking Jack the Ripper" series by Kerri Maniscalco

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