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Gender: Female Meaning of Audrey: "noble strength" Origin of Audrey: English Audrey's Popularity in 2018: #46

Audrey Origin and Meaning

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

Audrey is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Aethelthryth, the name that later evolved into Ethelred. 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.

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. Celebs who have chosen Audrey include Greg Kinnear, Steve Zahn, and Faith Hill & Tim McGraw. Audrey has another very different appeal as one of the elite group of girl names that mean strong, brave, or powerful.

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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Popularity

Rank in US: #46

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Comments

bordercollie Says:

2019-07-14T15:45:16

Audrey is a name with two different images to me. One is sophisticated, classic, chic, and stylish, with all the glamour of Audrey Hepburn. Unfortunately, due to overuse, the other image I get from the name is rather boring, plain, and everyday. Similar to Grace in my mind, as they are both chic, beautiful names turned faded and unremarkable from overuse.

interstellar Says:

2019-04-29T13:55:32

Except it isn't relative. Audrey is a true vintage classic via Audrey Hepburn.

interstellar Says:

2019-04-29T13:54:05

I'm honestly really concerned for you and for your daughter. It really shouldn't "break your heart". I find that mother's who don't love their daughter's name's also usually tend to have complications bonding with them and could possibly lead to abuse (mainly verbal) later on. I have seen this happen many times, with me as well.

For your daughter's sake, I truly hope you fall in love with her name.

DolphinLover17 Says:

2019-03-19T23:53:37

I like the name but i think that it's getting real common and i'm getting sick of it

TechnoKitten Says:

2019-01-29T13:11:29

I remember first time hearing this name thinking it was a boy name.

TechnoKitten Says:

2019-01-01T17:53:15

Me too,there's something so masculine about it.

Audrey_Rose Says:

2018-12-28T17:30:54

hi, this post is old af but my name is audrey and no one has ever called me aud before, if that's any consolationfor you to use the name lol.

oliviamcdonald Says:

2018-06-25T12:44:42

Oh that is such a beautiful pair!

maya.rose.s Says:

2018-05-03T03:22:21

My daughter's name is Audrey Nicole Rose and I love the way "Audrey" flows and fits with so many other names. Its meaning is the main reason we chose it, though. it's inspiring and always reminds her how strong she is. This name can fit anyone but can especially match some personalities.

burg123 Says:

2018-04-27T16:50:32

Even though this is a girls name, I picture it in a boy rather than a girl

lovelovelove Says:

2018-03-05T18:27:54

As an Audrey, I have found the nickname "Dria" to be really pretty.

lovelovelove Says:

2018-03-05T18:26:54

I do not think those names are similar at all. Audrey has some sort of a french, feminine, old Hollywood vibe, whilst Ashley, Brittany, and Jessica are all protagonists of YA novels.

lovelovelove Says:

2018-03-05T18:24:51

Audra sounds like Hydra to me... I really can't see it being used on anyone attractive.

rachelhaney Says:

2018-02-20T17:15:53

My daughter is named Audrey. I'm not a huge fan, but my husband insisted because of his Grandmother that had recently passed away. I call her Audie or ''Peach" because my husband is from Georgia. It's very popular on the playgrounds which breaks my heart.

Kimbie Says:

2018-02-01T16:41:25

Ok

ladybug99 Says:

2018-01-03T18:47:29

I prefer Audrey to Aubrey because I like the sound that the d in the middle makes. It is a classy girls name, but not too frilly or feminine. Could Audrey ever translate to the boys side of the name game?

Mhill46 Says:

2017-06-09T19:14:24

This is my #1 name for a girl. And It's really not the style of name I would usually go for because I tend to dislike popular names and most English names but I plan to name my first daughter Audrey.I think it's absolutely stunning.

NameLover 11 Says:

2017-05-25T15:56:50

I'm in love with this name. It's modern, but vintage and old timey too!

TheColourGreen Says:

2017-04-09T03:17:54

I'm beginning to love this name and I have never met an Audrey. However, I worry that this name is similar to Ashley, Brittany, Jessica and so on that was so common when I was growing up. Not that those are bad names, just not my style. Thoughts??

srstarling Says:

2017-03-20T16:47:07

We picked this name for our daughter, and I actually ended up loving the "odd" nn. We call her Aud-ball and Aud-zilla. Obviously, she's a baby and these are fun now. She will hate Aud-ball as a teen :/

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-25T10:43:02

Glamorous, beautiful, stylish, love it

LV51sfan91 Says:

2016-09-15T02:01:00

I love this name and it looks awesome with our surname. I don't like the Audrey Heburn association. I just like the name for its beauty. I also don't like that it doesn't have nickname options. I don't want to call my daughter "Aud/Odd"!!!

Fictionprincess Says:

2016-06-08T05:48:14

Audrey is my name and although I admit I went through a phase of hating it for a while as a child, I have now come to accept and love it. Audrey to me was never an "old-lady's name". Not once did I ever associate my name to that.
I was born in 1994 and have known 3 other Audrey's (all around my age) and I liked them all. Not once have I met another "Audrey" who I despised.
Biased here, but I can't help but feel giddy whenever I hear about somebody naming their daughter this. Though, I do admit that Audrey being confused with Aubrey can be incredibly annoying. I love how Audrey is easy to spell, remember, is classic and not a name you hear constantly despite having exploded into popularity. Audrey certainly isn't a "generalized" name unlike others, and you don't hear it much in books, TV shows\movies or in the media and things of that nature.

shelbynh Says:

2016-05-30T20:23:23

I can see why this is so popular - gorgeous

JazzDeSaturn Says:

2016-04-18T04:55:41

This was one of the few names my husband and I agreed on. It's so pretty :) Although we like the name Aubrey too, we are a little worried that with both being so popular right now that it will get frustrating to be constantly called the wrong name!

Acey Says:

2016-04-10T01:20:59

This is my mom's name! I've always thought it was pretty, but she hated it growing up because no one ever got it right--she got to the point where she'd answer to Andrea, since for some reason people kept calling her that. You'd think Audrey Hepburn's popularity would've made it easier for people, but nope.

Fortunately, nowadays it's become a lot more popular, so she doesn't have to deal with that so much anymore. And she seems to like it fine now, which is great! :)

cabosanmucus Says:

2016-03-08T16:24:57

This name is popular and has transcended many decades of popularity but would it count as classic.....? It's all relative.

Chrissy425 Says:

2016-02-10T00:52:44

My best friend's name is Audrey! She typically complains about her name not because she doesn't like it, but because everyone always says Aubrey at first. She doesn't have any nicknames besides a pet name I gave her when we were younger, 'Pauds'.

Yessica Says:

2016-02-01T23:17:12

Never knew it was so popular o.o

Dimas Ong Says:

2015-08-24T21:25:35

Got a huge crush on someone with this name. Such an amazing woman in every sense of the word. ^_^ *swoon*

headintheclouds Says:

2015-07-26T05:49:09

I know probably seven Audreys my age (my best friend being one of them) and a multitude of younger ones. I think Audrey is one of those "I didn't realize it was so popular" names, where unwitting parents would choose it for its lovely understated elegance and its old-Hollywood Hepburn-associated glamor, thinking it wasn't so mainstream, only to meet Audreys everywhere they go (that's the case for my friend, at least). Regardless, Audrey's a beautiful name, and better an Audrey than a Braylie or Kynnedie!

lesliemarion Says:

2015-05-27T20:58:32

To me, it is only Audrey Hepburn, which is enough. For mortals, I prefer Audra which is Scottish.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-05-13T22:04:52

This name is a bit boring to me, but I would definitely recommend Audrey over countless other names.

4PerfectNames Says:

2015-04-24T03:51:09

Extraordinarily biased and I love the name Audrey.

lynn_wentworth Says:

2015-02-02T14:38:58

Pretty but overused.

Norma Says:

2015-01-13T04:52:48

I think it has a wonderful old-timey charm! I am expecting an Adeline and an Audrey!

MaryKathryn Says:

2015-01-07T03:27:29

I never realized how truly popular this name was until I went to college and met like eight Audreys. I just love the name because of the beautiful, inspirational, philanthropic Audrey Hepburn.

Leah3456 Says:

2014-11-15T13:16:12

I like the Old Hollywood association with this name. This name is so sophisicated and classic!

Netta5187 Says:

2014-10-04T19:22:46

This name is beautiful, sophisticated and feminine. I'd use it in middle since super popular!

cadeence Says:

2014-09-17T06:59:26

One of characters in my story is called Audrey, she is a book version of me lol. I named my Penny board after her ;D

Alicia1 Says:

2014-09-17T04:00:39

This is such a classic, feminine name. I can see why its so popular.

hamwan Says:

2014-09-17T01:19:40

I totally agree with Nameberry. Such a chic, elegant, aura-emitting name.

Eva Thyssen Says:

2014-09-06T17:26:21

This name is so sweet! ^_^
Classic, feminine, timeless...

Nicole4383 Says:

2014-09-04T03:35:13

This has been my favorite girl name for years. I really hope to have a little girl some day so that I can use it.

mabespark Says:

2014-07-15T18:34:45

I've always thought this is so pretty.