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Meaning and Name Origin

Aubrey \a(u)-brey, aub-rey\ 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.


Aubrey has 15 variants: Alberic, Alberich, Alberick, Alberik, Aubary, Aube, Auberon, Aubery, Aubry, Aubury, Averey, Averi, Averie, Avery and Oberon.

Aubrey has 1 feminine form: Albreda.


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 (#8009 out of 88799, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Aubrey for boys. Aubrey reached its top position of #242 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aubrey name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Aubrey and associated names. The only other popular related form of Aubrey appearing in the Top 1000 is Avery (#186 a year ago). These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 and are now much less popular, with the version Aubrey becoming less fashionable. Avery (#186) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these, with this name having a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aubrey, Avery in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Autrey. This name tends to be less commonly used than Aubrey.