Meaning and Name Origin
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 (#88302 out of 88799, Top 99%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 2011 and are somewhat less popular today, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Audrey▲ is pronounced similarly to Adrea. This name tends to be less commonly used than Audrey.