Gender: Female Meaning of Audra: "noble strength" Origin of Audra: English

Audra Origin and Meaning

The name Audra is a girl's name meaning "noble strength".

Used primarily in Scotland, and represented here by singer Audra McDonald, the girls' name Audra has been overshadowed by the return of the classic Audrey. Audra may be to Audrey what Jenna is to Jennifer and Jessa is to Jessica: A variation that will rise as the original falls from favor, which may take another decade.

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autumnreverie Says:


This means "noble kind/sort."

sunshinexoxo Says:


This is a really nice name. I like the sound of it better than Audrey

autumnreverie Says:


Audra is also a Lithuanian name meaning "storm."

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Audra Lynn Says:


I love my name!! Difficult as a child but loved it as I got older!

scblovesnames Says:


Natalie Audra. This too can work. I love it.

scblovesnames Says:


Audra is simply beautiful

audra1 Says:


My grandmother's name is Audrey, so my mother named me Audra Danielle. I grew up in the south and I never heard my name anywhere else. I felt like the one and only 'Audra' in the world. I hated my name growing up because my teachers (for some unknown reason) never seemed to get it right, and they would always have a dismissive and disdainful look to them when they tried to pronounce it.

When introducing myself as a child I always seemed to have to repeat my name a thousand times to others; most often they still got it wrong choosing to call me "Audreeah" or "Aundreeyah" (its pronounced Awe-Druh) I stopped correcting them after a while, and just chose to go by whatever they called me. I was irritated that I didn't have a more "normal" name like Jennifer, or Tiffany (btw, I was born in the 80s).

When I turned 18 I moved up north and although I still felt like one of a handfuls of 'Audra's in the world at least strangers knew how to pronounce my name and often they would compliment on how pretty it was. I never really saw it as a "pretty" name, I always thought it sounded brutish and looked rather plain. when I met my husband he couldn't get enough of my name and constantly reminded me how beautiful and unique it was. when I entered the job force my coworkers and bosses all thought that my name was really cool and creative. Now that I am older; I couldn't imagine having any other name, and I am no longer ashamed or irritated by it, but instead I am rather proud of it. I feel that it suits me very well.

Alicia1 Says:


Beautiful underused name, I love it! So pretty and I don't hear this name where I live in Ca. Thats a good thing btw!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I've found myself liking this name more than I expected. It's much nicer sounding than Audrey or Audria.

morgannalucia Says:


It's easy to say, unique, but still very normal. I love this name.