Aubrey 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Aubrey: "elf ruler" Origin of Aubrey: English from French version of German ALBERIC Aubrey's Popularity in 2019: #45

Aubrey Origin and Meaning

The name Aubrey is a girl's name of French, English origin meaning "elf ruler".

The unisex name Aubrey is scooting up the girls' popularity charts, along with the revived Audrey. After being a 100% male name, it tipped to female in 1974, and is now 98% girls, among the most popular girls' names starting with A.

Aubrey was a relatively popular male name in England in the Middle Ages, then fell from favor. One possible factor in its popularity for girls is the song about a girl named Aubrey by the group Bread in the 1970s. Most prominent female bearer now is deadpan comic actress Aubrey Plaza, breakout star of Parks & Recreation. Rap/ pop megastar Drake was born Aubrey Drake Graham and goes by his middle name. Terrence Howard is the father of a grown daughter named Aubrey.

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Rank in US: #45

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Pop Culture References for the name Aubrey


bubblegumgirl Says:


I think of a tall teenage girl who has long, light brown hair, a soft, quiet voice, freckles all over her face, big, hazel eyes, and is an avid reader, a guitar player, a great friend, sweet, shy, and smart. Everyone has different connotations for different names.

Annabvella Says:


This is my little sisters name, I normally am very biased with my family members names, but since she ruined my life and my relationship with my father I despise this name. Not even gonna mention that this is literally a guys name. Stick with Audrey people.

Annnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaa Says:


Everytime I hear or see this name I associate with an annoying little girl with crispy greasy curly blonde hair, blue eyes, snot all over her face around her nostrils, always has meltdowns, has speech problems, and is overweight.
I'm sorry, but I just do.

Kalanianaole Says:


I first heard the name Aubrey in a popular song by Bread. The song Aubrey appeared on Bread's 1972 album Guitar Man and lasted 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the lyrics, the singer talks about longing for a girl named Aubrey for whom he had unrequited love.

Kalanianaole Says:


I always think of Aubrey as a girl's name. I first heard the name in a popular song by Bread called Aubrey. Aubrey appeared on Bread's 1972 album Guitar Man. The single lasted 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the lyrics, the singer talks about a longing for a girl named Aubrey for whom he had unrequited love.

Daiseymae Says:


Me too. I have loved this name for over 20 years.

Impwood Says:


So do I, but Aubrey actually originated as a unisex name, being both the vernacular English form of Alberic and the female Albreda.

autumnreverie Says:


I definitely prefer this on a boy.

Catastroffy Says:


Calling your daughter Aubrey is not the same as calling her Jameson or Owen, as it started out as a completely androgynous name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I much prefer this to Audrey, and can see it on either gender.

princessmadison Says:


One of the former boy name that I LOVE on a girl!

Addie88 Says:


There's not an ounce of strength in this name. So wishy washy, for either male or female. This is one of the very few names that I can say I absolutely hate.

Fiona Says:


I hate when boy names are used for girls, audrey is better anyways

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Thanks to Teen Mom 2, I can no longer look at the name Aubrey without saying Aubree.

brash Says:


My husband saw this name and said he liked it and I think it sounds too much like Audrey. However, I love the nickname "bree", so I suppose that is one good thing about it. I personally wouldn't choose it.

That Creepy Stalker Named Tess Says:


I am not sure I like it or not, but I definitely wouldn't name my daughter this.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I don't usually like supposed-to-be-male names on girls, but I have a friend called this who is a girl, which has tipped me into preferring it for girls. Although that would probably mean I'm biased.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


And one spelled it Aubree. Which just looks kind of whiny like "Aubreeeeeeee!" I don't completely associate this name with Teen Mom, however. It was one ofumy favorites when I was younger.

Guest Says:


At least 3 teen moms on 16 and Pregnant have used Aubrey so this has "teen mom" written all over it. I do kinda like Audrey though.

ambg Says:


Most people probably would not of course, but all I can associate this name with is Teen Mom/16 and Pregnant on MTV. That's two of the teenagers now who have named their kid some spelling of Aubrey. It sounds to me like the "Ashley" or "Kelsey" of the 2010s.

xXDrew11♥Xx Says:


This name has always stuck out to me- Its pretty, cute and elegant~!