What does Audrey mean?
Audrey \a(u)-drey, aud-rey\ as a girls' name is pronounced AW-dree. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Audrey is "noble strength". Altered form of the Old English female personal name Ĉdelpryd. Also the root, via Saint Audrey, for the word "tawdry", due to lace and goods sold at Saint Audrey's Fair in England. Saint Audrey was a sixth-century English princess also known as Etheldreda. Literary: Shakespeare used the name for Touchstone's comic sweetheart in "As You Like It". Actress Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey has 1 more related form via Etheldreda: Dreda.
Audrey has 1 masculine form: Autry.
Audrey is a very prominent first name for women (#173 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#89172 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Audrey for girls. Audrey reached its highest rank of #33 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #36 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Audrey and related names. Aubrey (#20 last year), Audie, Audra, Audriana (#873), Audrina (#588) and Audry are the prominent variation forms of Audrey (#36 last year). These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2011 (usage of 0.4063%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3547%, down 12.7%), with the versions Audie and Audra becoming less trendy. Aubrey (#20), Audrey (#36) and Audrina (#588) are three of the more chic girl names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Audrey is pronounced similarly to Adrea. This name tends to be less commonly used than Audrey.