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What does Aubrey mean?

Aubrey Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: elf, magical, power, england, conquest (victory), mythology, king (queen).


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

Related girl names: Albreda and Aubriella.

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

1 masculine form: Auberon.

Creative forms:
(female) Abbrey, Arbrey, ..

(male) Aubar, ..

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)

Aubrey reached its top rank of #15 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #21. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aubrey name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aubrey, Aubree, Aubreigh, Aubri, Aubriana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aubrianna, Aubrie, Aubriella, Aubry, Audie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Audra, Audrea, Audree, Audrey, Audrie, Audry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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