Audrey: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Audrey

Audrey

Pronunciation: AW-dree (key)

Origin of the name Audrey:

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: Audra, Audrie, Audrina, Audry.

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Comments and insights on the name Audrey: | Edit

I named my daughter after two actresses, Audrey Hepburn for her first name, and Gracie Allen for her middle name. Audrey Grace. I hoped that she would be as sophisticated and beautiful as Audrey Hepburn and as funny and entertaining as Gracie Allen. She is almost 6 and living up to the monikers quite well.

Personal experiences with the name Audrey: | Edit

My 2 year old daughter's name is Audrey. She is a beautiful girl and most people comment on what a pretty name she has. It's a classic name that is coming back in style, just like the Emma's and Olivia's.

My name is Audrey Ann. I was born in the 80s and was named after my grandmother. It was a great name growing up because I didn't know any other Audreys and felt special. It's a bit strange to encounter so many little girls named Audrey today. Despite the popularity of Audrey Hepburn I am amazed at how often people get my name wrong, calling me "Audra" or "Amanda" or some other A name.

Nicknames for Audrey: | Edit

Aud, Audie, Dree-Dree, Drey, Audge,Audj, Aud-aud,

Meanings and history of the name Audrey: | Edit

The name Audrey comes from Old English and means "noble strength".

Famous real-life people named Audrey: | Edit

Audrey Meadows, American actress
Audrey Landers, American actress and singer
Audrey Long, American actress
Audrey Tautou, French actress
Audrey Niffenegger, American author
Audrey Hepburn, Dutch-American actress
Audrey Neel, American painter
Audrey Mae (b. 2006), daughter of Greg Kinnear
Audrey Elizabeth (b. 2004), daughter of Sara Evans
Audrey Clair (b. 2002), daughter of Steve Zahn
Audrey Caroline (b. 2001), daughter of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

Audrey in song, story & screen: | Edit

Audrey is the name of both the female lead and the man-eating plant in the 1980's musical "Little Shop of Horrors"
Audrey is a comic character in Shakespeare's "As You Like It"
Audrey is the name of the beautiful love interest of Jack Bauer in the TV series 24
Audrey Liddell is a character in the TV series Dawson's Creek
Audrey Horne is a character in the TV series Twin Peaks

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