Meaning and name origin
Aubrey \a(u)-brey, aub-rey\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Albreda.
There is 1 masculine form of Aubrey: Auberon.
Aubrey is a very popular first name for females (#1065 out of 4276, Top 25%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8009 out of 88799, Top 9%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Aubrey for girls. Aubrey reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Aubrey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aubrey (#20), Audrey (#36), Aubree (#61), Aubrie (#428), Aubri (#827) and Aubriana. (2014 statistics).
Aubrey▲ is also pronounced similarly to Abree. This name tends to be less commonly used than Aubrey.