Aubrey Name Meaning & Origin

Aubrey

Pronunciation: AW-bree (key)

Origin of the name Aubrey:

From Aubri, the French form of the German Alberich, a name derived from the Old High German elements alb (elf) and rihhi (ruler): hence, “elf ruler.” Var: Aubree, Aubrie.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Aubree, Aubrie

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Comments and insights on the name Aubrey: | Edit

awesome name! never met anyone named it but ive heard of it before and love it

Aubrey was originally a boy's name

Personal experiences with the name Aubrey: | Edit

My youngest daughter is Aubrey, taken from the name of one of my favorite actresses, Audrey Hepburn, but trading the 'd' for a 'b' to lend a softer sound.

Speaking of trading a "d" for a "b", I know a guy who traded a "b" for a "d" - he got a dog from a neighbor whose name was Bingo, and changed his name to Dingo, which he said sounded tougher, but the dog would answer to it because it sounded just like Bingo.

Nicknames for Aubrey: | Edit

Bree, Bre, Brebre, Aubs, Auby, Aub, Bubbie, Bubbs, Aubsie, Bob, Bobbie

Meanings and history of the name Aubrey: | Edit

King of the Elves, King of the Little People

Famous real-life people named Aubrey: | Edit

Aubrey Dollar, American actress
Aubrey O'Day, American singer
Aubrey Plaza, American actress
Aubree, Chelsea Houska's daughter on MTV's reality show "Teen Mom 2"
Aubrey "Drake" Graham, Canadian and International Rapper known as "Drake"

Aubrey in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Aubrey," song by Bread

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