Home > Audrey


What does Audrey mean?

Audrey Pronunciation of Audrey [au-drey] 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.

Associated with: old english, noble, strength, old, saint, fair (beautiful), england, princess, literary.


Audrey has 17 variants: Audelia, Audene, Audessa, Audi, Audie, Audra, Audrea, Audree, Audreen, Audri, Audria, Audrie, Audrielle, Audrina, Audris, Audry and Audrye.

Affiliated girl names: Aubrey, Audriana and Elfrida.

1 masculine form: Autry.

Creative forms:
(female) Aldrey, Ardrey, ..

(male) Autair, ..

Middle name pairings:
Audrey Lana (A.L.), ..

How popular is Audrey?

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)

Audrey reached its highest rank of #33 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #37 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aubrey (#21 last year), Audie, Audra (#1267), Audrea, Audree (#1359), Audriana (#1061), Audrie, Audrina (#691) and Audry are the prominent variation forms of Audrey (#37 last year). These forms of Audrey were at the top of their popularity in the year 2013 (median #1174) and are almost as common today (#1243, 10% less usage), but with versions such as Audra becoming less trendy. Aubrey and Audrey are two of the more chic girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Audrey, Aubrey, Audie, Audra, Audrea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Audree, Audriana, Audrie, Audrina, Audry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Audrey is pronounced similarly to Adra, Adrah, Adrea, Adreea, Adria and Adrie. Other recommended names are Abree, Adare, Adde, Addey, Addie, Adel, Aden, Adey, Adie, Adley, Adoray, Adore, Adoree, Aide, Aidee, Aimey, Aldea, Alley, Aludra, Alurea, Ambre, Amey, Ande, Andee, Anderea, Andie, Andra, Andre, Andrea, Andree, Andrel, Andrew, Andreya, Ardra, Arley, Ashley, Aubary (see Aubrey), Aubre, Aubree, Aubri, Aubry, Aubury, Aud, Audan, Aude, Audriss, Aundrea, Aura, Aure, Aurea, Aurel, Auron, Averel, Avery, Azure, Cadey, Cherey, Cidney, Clarey, Codey, Cydney, Dodey, Gudren, Judey, Kerrey, Lorey, Perrey, Sherey and Terrey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Audrey.

See names
in meaning and etymology.