What does Aubrey mean?
Aubrey [aubrey] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Aubrey) is pronounced AW-bree. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Aubrey is "elf or magical being, power". Originally a man's name, from Norman French, that arrived in England with the Norman Conquest. This was the name, according to German mythology, of the king of the elves. American use of Aubrey is mainly as a girl's name, perhaps under the influence of Audrey.
Aubrey has 1 masculine form: Auberon.Creative forms:
(female) Abbrey, Arbrey, ..
(male) Aubar, Aubreylan, .. Middle name pairings:
Aubrey Faith (A.F.), ..
How popular is Aubrey?
Aubrey is a very popular first name for women (#1065 out of 4276, Top 25%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#7133 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Aubrey for girls. Aubrey reached its top rank of #15 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #21. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Aubrey (#21 the previous year) are Aubree (#78 the previous year), Aubreigh (#1673), Aubri (#1008), Aubriana (#1148), Aubrianna (#996), Aubrie (#469), Aubriella (#969), Aubry, Audie, Audra (#1267), Audrea, Audree (#1359), Audrey (#37), Audrie and Audry. Other variants, like Audrye, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Aubrey was at its most widespread 2 years ago (median #1135) and is almost as conventional today (#1189, down 14.2%), but with versions like Audra becoming less stylish. The most fashionable birth names in this list are Aubree, Aubrey, Aubrianna, Aubriella and Audrey.
Aubrey▲ is pronounced similarly to Abra, Abrah, Abree and Abri. Other recommended names are Abbe, Abbey▼, Abbye, Abeer, Adare, Addey, Adey, Adley▲, Adoray, Adore, Adrea, Ailey, Aimey, Alby, Alfre, Alurea, Amber▼, Amberely, Ambre, Amey, Amore, Andre, Andrea▼, Andree, Andrel, Andreya, Ansley▲, Arely▲, Aren, Arly, Ashley▼, Astrea, Ateret, Auberte (see Alberta), Aubine, Aude, Aundrea, Aura, Aural, Aure, Aurea, Aurel, Aurene, Auron, Aurore, Avery▲, Azure, Carey▼, Carrey, Cherey, Clarey, Corey▼, Correy, Dabney, Dorey, Glorey, Jerrey, Jobey, Judey, Kerrey, Korey, Libbey, Perrey, Robbey, Rubey, Sarrey, Sukey, Taubey, Tobey, Torey and Torrey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aubrey.See names in meaning and etymology.