Audra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Audra
Origin of the name Audra:
Derived from the Old English Æđelþpryđ or Æthelthryth, a compound name composed of the elements æđel, æthel (noble) and þryđ, thryth (might, strength): hence, "noble strength." Var: Audrie, Audrina, Audry.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Audra: | Edit
I love my name, the fact that it is not very common, and I like the reaction I get from people when introducing myself. Most of the time people ask me if I was named after Audra Barkley on Big Valley but my mom simply found it in a baby name book and liked it! In the past 3-4 yrs I've come across more Audra's and funny enough they are usually around my age(25-30).
If you do a search for the name you'll find there is a Goth Band named Audra, there is a dress from White House Black Market called "The Audra", and at one time in the late 90's I owned a pair of slacks from the Limited and they were called the "Audra" fit.
It's like velvet on the tongue.
- Personal experiences with the name Audra: | Edit
I knew an Audra in middle school and have always thought it particularly lovely. It has the soft "Au" of Audrey without the "ee" ending, and seems soft and feminine where Audrey can be angular.
Audra is a beautiful name. My Granny's name is Audrey and I've always wanted to name my little girl after her, but not her actual name. My Granny means the absolute world to me and has been one of the strongest and inspirational women in my life. If the name "Audra" holds as many wonderful qualities as Audrey does, she will one day be a great woman.
My name is Audra, and I never used to like it because of its rareness. I was named after my great grandma Audrey, she passed away just a year ago. And as I got to know her better I realized that my name is really special and beautiful. Now i love my name and am happy to pass it on because of my great grandma. Rest in Peace Audrey:)
- Nicknames for Audra: | Edit
My family always called me Audi(pronounced Oddy) and when being silly they called me Audrika or Audrina.
My friends would all me Aud or Auj(Audge).
- Meanings and history of the name Audra: | Edit
From the research I have found it is either Lithuanian or Old English. In Lithuanian it means storm and in Old English it means "Of noble strength".
- Famous real-life people named Audra: | Edit
Audra McDonald, actress and singer
Audra Lindley, actress
- Audra in song, story & screen: | Edit
Audra Barkley (played by Linda Evans) from the TV Series "The Big Valley"