What does Aubrey mean?
Aubrey [aubrey] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Aubrey) is pronounced AW-bree. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Aubrey is "elf or magical being, power". From a Norman French form of the German name Alberic. German mythology: name of the king of the elves. Saint Aubrey (12th century) was one of the founders of the Cistercian order. 19th-century artist Aubrey Beardsley; biographer John Aubrey.
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How popular is Aubrey?
Aubrey is a very popular first name for men (#495 out of 1220, Top 41%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7133 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Aubrey for boys. Aubrey reached its top position of #245 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is currently at #1226. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of the boy name Aubrey and associated names. Aubry and Avery (#187 a year ago) are the popular related forms of Aubrey (#1226 a year ago). These relations of Aubrey reached the top of their popularity 1 year ago (median #1164) and have remained as common to this day (#1137, ▼2%). Avery is a perennial favorite, while Aubrey is no longer trendy.
Recommended names are Abbey, Abbie, Abeer, Abel▲, Abey, Able, Abner, Abran, Ackley, Aimerey, Airel, Alben, Alexey, Alfey, Alfrey, Ambie, Ambros, Amerey, Amery, Amorey, Amry, Andrei, Andrey, Ansley, Ardley, Arek, Arny, Arren, Arry, Ary, Ashley▼, Auban, Auben, Auden, Audey, Audie, Audley, Aurel, Aureli, Aurelo, Austen▼, Autrey, Autry, Avry, Azarel, Buddey, Busbey, Carrey, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Culley, Curley, Currey, Dudley▼, Garey, Garrey, Grey▲, Huey▼, Jorey, Juley, Kamrey, Larrey, Mabrey, Morey, Morrey, Murrey, Parrey, Rorey, Rutley, Sulley, Sunney, Terrey, Tobey, Torrey▼, Trey▼ and Tulley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aubrey.See names in meaning and etymology.