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Gender: Male Meaning of Aubrey: "elf ruler" Origin of Aubrey: English from French

Aubrey Origin and Meaning

The name Aubrey is a boy's name of English origin meaning "elf ruler".

Upscale British name which is currently on the rise there for both boys and girls. In the US, it's now much more popular for baby girls, but there are still some notable modern male bearers, including rapper Drake: born Aubrey Drake Graham.

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Pop Culture References for the name Aubrey

Aubury, Aubry

Comments

QueenieGuldbaek Says:

2020-07-04T00:51:44

Adrian is spelled Adrianne/Adriana for girls. Like Brian or Julian, which become Brianne/Briana or Julianne/Juliana.

LeiAriel Says:

2019-01-25T02:04:00

Same here.

LeiAriel Says:

2019-01-25T02:03:31

I only know it as a girls name. I first heard the name in an old song from the 1970s by Bread called Aubrey. The song is about a boy in love with a girl named Aubrey who does not love him back.

LeiAriel Says:

2019-01-25T01:59:34

Ashley was also a male character in Gone with the Wind which was written in the 1930s.

LeiAriel Says:

2019-01-25T01:53:50

I always picture this as a girls name only. There was a popular song called Aubrey by Bread. It was about a boy in love with girl named Aubrey who did not reciprocate his love.

autumnreverie Says:

2018-02-21T05:46:20

I love this on a boy. It was a contender until my cousin named her daughter this. We rarely see each other so maybe I could still consider using it.

autumnreverie Says:

2018-02-21T05:44:58

A former friend named her daughter Adrian.

caetano Says:

2017-03-07T03:03:56

yeah this site can be incredibly annoying with their bias!

stella2007 Says:

2017-02-04T21:10:36

I have always loved this name for a boy. It's a handsome, cool and preppy name. I do not like the name for used for a girl at all. Chelsea from the reality TV show Teen Mom named her daughter Aubrey/Aubree and I just don't like it on a girl. Audrey is much nicer for a girl. Actress Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend's name is Aubrey, he's very masculine and handsome and I've always loved the name ever since. Also Drake's real name is Aubrey too! Definitely a boys name to me.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-01-13T22:59:03

Absolutely. I commented on the name Ashley as a male name. I found out, from this site's own stats, that here in England, Ashley is actually higher in the top 1000 for boys. If you love a unisex name then don't be afraid to use it for either gender. As for traditionally male names, such as James and Michael - do people honestly believe that they are "lost to the girls"? I can't see it.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-01-13T22:51:31

I went to school with a male Aubrey, but I think it's regarded as more of a female name currently. I prefer Audrey for girls, but that's just my personal taste. I do kind of like the Aubree spelling for girls though, because Bree is a lovely nickname.

Yessica Says:

2016-08-02T22:08:37

Aubreys we have the meat!

Tisiphone Says:

2016-05-05T21:21:17

I know a few Aubreys. It's definitely not a female name here in England

caetano Says:

2016-03-02T23:26:14

Adrian has always been WAY more popular for boys. Not even close.

caetano Says:

2016-03-02T23:25:11

I will always prefer this on a boy.

beebetree Says:

2014-12-27T16:51:00

yah, I can't picture a guy named adrian anymore lol

beebetree Says:

2014-12-27T16:47:37

Drake, his first name is Aubrey

beebetree Says:

2014-12-27T16:47:01

i like it on both

Guest Says:

2014-11-19T20:04:18

girls are Adriana or Adrianne/Adrienne these days but I've met plenty of female Adrian's in my day.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-11-18T22:27:22

The girls have not taken Adrian. They usually spell it Adrienne. I should know because my name is Adrienne. I have never heard of a girl spelling it Adrian.

Addie88 Says:

2014-11-18T21:17:13

I absolutely cannot stand this name for either gender, but that is just my opinion. Food for thought, to everyone talking about the gender shift of certain names... I don't like it either, but the way we keep certain names male, or unisex at best, is to CONTINUE USING THEM ON BOYS. Don't be scared off or disheartened by female usage, just use the name without a second thought or word about it. You don't need to justify yourself to anyone.

Guest Says:

2014-11-18T20:29:34

I've only heard two boys named this in my life. One of them being Drake. It does have the preppy feel to it but the girls take everything. They took Lindsay, Madison, Avery, Adrian, they're working on taking Dylan, I think parents need to use their own discretion but I'd be annoyed if people kept asking me what my kid's gender is everytime they heard the name. I've seen that happen with the "-aden" names.

AnonymousPerson Says:

2014-10-22T08:43:30

I prefer this name on a boy, but I like it on a girl as well. I wouldn't have any qualms about using it for a boy if I wanted to.

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2014-06-26T21:39:04

I know girls named Aubrey but I actually know more named Aubree. No boys.

BabyNameAholic Says:

2014-06-26T15:50:04

I can see it on a boy. Haha. I know a little girl named Aubreigh, and that makes me hate it for the girls even more. With a really masculine middle name, I think it would be fine.

RainbowNinja15 Says:

2014-06-05T15:37:51

I'm NOT going to hate on anyone who uses this name on a boy, but I personally think this a more feminine name. I don't even see it as unisex; but like I said I respect anyone who is a boy and has this name or knows a boy named Aubrey. This is just my opinion.

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2014-05-25T15:00:22

Exactly, I don't know why you were getting so heated about it. They give some harsh comments on a couple of my favorite names and I don't let it bother me. I can't change their opinion.

jess181 Says:

2014-05-23T21:52:15

... and? It's not like I hacked the website and shut it down... They're just comments lol

jess181 Says:

2014-05-23T21:48:13

I know, some are atrocious. There are so many useless one-liners like 'This one's well and truly gone to the girls.' Then you look at the pink page for the same name and it will say all about the history of the name, its meanings, famous bearers etc etc. It's ridiculous.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-05-23T21:42:11

Honestly though, this description isn't as biased as some.

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2014-05-23T21:30:44

Calm down... these are people's opinions that they're are entitled to have. You don't have to think the same thing or listen if you don't want to.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-05-23T21:27:53

I I totally agree. I've always seen this name as unisex, I just don't particularly like it for either gender. This site cam be incredibly biased. They're so aggressive toward "girl" names for boys, while simultaneously encouraging people to name girls things like James, Howard, Sheldon, Michael and Noah. My favorite names for boys include Ashley, Madison, Allison, Courtney and Taylor. And what does Nameberry do? Gives a harsh, biased comment that labels a sweet name as a total no-no.

jess181 Says:

2014-05-23T21:16:04

It's so frustrating that Nameberry encourages the already widespread negativity towards 'feminine' names on boys.

Maybe if you didn't always focus on how names like Aubrey and Cassidy are being used increasingly for girls (as if that's a bad thing) then parents wouldn't be put off using them on their sons.

There's nothing wrong with girls, therefore there's nothing wrong with a boy sharing his name with a girl! Please stop perpetuating such ugly attitudes.

SparkleNinja18 Says:

2014-05-05T20:54:32

I hate it on a girl too but I cannot, honestly, see it on a boy

BabyNameAholic Says:

2014-05-05T18:17:58

I adore this name on a boy. Hate it on a girl