Meaning and Origin of: Audrey

Meaning and Origin of Audrey

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Noble strength

What does Audrey mean and stand for?

The name Audrey is of English origin and means "noble strength." It derives from the Anglo-Saxon name Aethelthryth, which later evolved into Ethelred before turning into Audrey.

Syllables: 2

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the Anglo-Norman French personal name female Audrey, via Old French from Germanic Aldric ‘ancient power’. Compare French Autry.
  • English : Æ{dh}el{dh}r̄{dh} ‘noble strength’, Ælf{dh}r̄{dh} ‘elf strength’, and Ealh{dh}r̄{dh} ‘temple strength’.

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Popularity

Audrey is the number forty-nine most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2011, and in the top 100 since 2003.

However, it is the 29th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in May 2016.

Audrey was particularly popular in the Middle Ages due to St. Audrey. It gained more popularity with the rise of Aubrey Hepburn, and once again with French actress Audrey Tautou. Many celebrities have chosen the name for their children, including Greg Kinnear, Steve Zahn, and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Where is it Popular?

Audrey was searched for most often in the following states:

Pairs well with these middle names