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pinWhat does Aubrey mean?

Aubrey /au-brey/ 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 13 variants: Aubary, Aubery, Aubre, Aubree, Aubreigh, Aubrette, Aubri, Aubriana, Aubrianna, Aubrianne, Aubrie, Aubry and Aubury.

Related girl names: Albreda and Aubriella.

Aubrey has 11 more alternative forms via Audrey: Audie, Audra, Audrea, Audree, Audreen, Audri, Audria, Audrie, Audris, Audry and Audrye.

Aubrey has 1 masculine form: Auberon.

Kreatif forms: Albrey, Anbrey, Arbrey. [more]

pinHow 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 entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #15 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #20. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aubrey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aubrey outside U.S.

Popular variation forms of Aubrey (#20 the previous year) are Aubree (#61 the previous year), Aubri (#827), Aubriana, Aubrianna (#970), Aubrie (#428), Aubriella (#920), Audie, Audra, Audrey (#36) and Audry. Other variants, like Audris, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Aubrey was at its most widespread 2 (median #635) and is almost as conventional today (#660, down 6.8%), but with versions like Audra becoming less stylish. Aubree, Aubrey, Aubrie and Audrey are four of the more fashionable names for newborns here.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aubrey, Aubree, Aubri, Aubriana, Aubrianna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aubrie, Aubriella, Audie, Audra, Audrey, Audry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aubrey, Audrey outside U.S.

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Aubrey is pronounced similarly to Abra, Abrah, Abree and Abri. Other recommended similar baby 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, 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.