Audrey Name Meaning

An Old Hollywood glamazon that still leaves hearts soaring to this day, Audrey means “noble strength.” Her English roots are well planted, but she’s easily traveled across the pond to conquer the charts for baby girl names in the U.S.

Most commonly associated with actress Audrey Hepburn, the name is synonymous with class and femininity. She’s no doubt vintage, aging like a fine wine, avoiding the granny label placed on some other names of her heyday. With the rise of antique classics like Amelia and Evelyn, Audrey is faring well in U.S. popularity, keeping her head held high and standing out among a sea of modern monikers.

While Audrey is blessed with the adorable long E ending coveted in baby girl name circles, she’s hardly a cutesy choice like Daisy or Emmy. She’s distinguished, mature enough for a grown woman and child alike. A little Audrey is wise beyond her years, elegant and refined with little time for shenanigans. After all, she’s got the world at her feet at she knows it. She’s also a literary name, appearing in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and in Audrey, a novel by Mary Johnston.

Audrey has a number of gorgeous variants including Audra and Audrea. She can also be spelled as Audrie or Audree, though her classic spelling is most common.

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Audrey Name Popularity

How popular is the name Audrey? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Audrey was the 46th most popular girls name, representing 0.3385% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Audrey has been the 128th most popular girls name, representing 0.1847% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 162 418 0.1187%
1911 156 490 0.1316%
1912 144 725 0.1438%
1913 138 856 0.151%
1914 137 1,057 0.1517%
1915 127 1,554 0.171%
1916 117 1,842 0.1907%
1917 117 1,894 0.1893%
1918 118 2,002 0.1865%
1919 115 2,103 0.2008%
1920 103 2,662 0.2394%
1921 82 3,422 0.2988%
1922 88 3,157 0.2834%
1923 86 3,265 0.2915%
1924 84 3,507 0.302%
1925 78 3,531 0.3124%
1926 60 4,469 0.4063%
1927 62 4,370 0.3948%
1928 60 4,621 0.4319%
1929 58 4,457 0.4303%
1930 63 4,119 0.3943%
1931 64 3,780 0.383%
1932 61 3,724 0.3769%
1933 58 3,608 0.3873%
1934 69 3,572 0.3695%
1935 64 3,507 0.3609%
1936 68 3,336 0.3463%
1937 85 2,877 0.292%
1938 87 2,837 0.2771%
1939 98 2,558 0.2515%
1940 99 2,493 0.2345%
1941 117 2,222 0.1974%
1942 119 2,282 0.1807%
1943 140 1,930 0.1478%
1944 149 1,629 0.1314%
1945 143 1,621 0.1329%
1946 148 1,812 0.1228%
1947 146 1,992 0.1193%
1948 157 1,821 0.1141%
1949 161 1,771 0.1101%
1950 158 1,792 0.1113%
1951 169 1,798 0.106%
1952 168 1,846 0.1058%
1953 167 1,919 0.1084%
1954 149 2,445 0.1338%
1955 143 2,545 0.1384%
1956 149 2,532 0.1341%
1957 149 2,571 0.1336%
1958 164 2,329 0.1232%
1959 166 2,304 0.1213%
1960 174 2,268 0.1197%
1961 186 2,040 0.1081%
1962 188 1,955 0.1065%
1963 199 1,791 0.0998%
1964 194 1,866 0.106%
1965 198 1,647 0.1007%
1966 183 1,759 0.1127%
1967 188 1,647 0.1085%
1968 213 1,398 0.0931%
1969 222 1,331 0.0864%
1970 238 1,282 0.0806%
1971 259 1,110 0.0739%
1972 276 902 0.0662%
1973 270 885 0.0683%
1974 264 931 0.0716%
1975 259 907 0.0706%
1976 240 952 0.0739%
1977 256 940 0.0697%
1978 227 1,051 0.0782%
1979 221 1,155 0.0819%
1980 212 1,206 0.0825%
1981 205 1,266 0.0861%
1982 177 1,529 0.1023%
1983 185 1,448 0.0981%
1984 184 1,470 0.0988%
1985 187 1,424 0.0938%
1986 179 1,470 0.0974%
1987 185 1,463 0.0959%
1988 180 1,538 0.0987%
1989 170 1,661 0.1029%
1990 160 1,789 0.1079%
1991 170 1,737 0.1066%
1992 175 1,728 0.1083%
1993 159 1,934 0.1241%
1994 162 1,916 0.1248%
1995 167 1,750 0.1161%
1996 163 1,905 0.1272%
1997 156 1,984 0.1341%
1998 145 2,189 0.1463%
1999 133 2,455 0.1639%
2000 115 2,866 0.1876%
2001 111 2,948 0.1957%
2002 100 3,301 0.2203%
2003 78 3,993 0.2625%
2004 80 3,891 0.2553%
2005 77 4,135 0.2704%
2006 69 4,644 0.2966%
2007 51 5,246 0.3325%
2008 44 5,435 0.3516%
2009 49 5,007 0.335%
2010 52 4,950 0.3435%
2011 43 5,210 0.3657%
2012 41 5,297 0.3717%
2013 33 5,593 0.3928%
2014 36 5,562 0.3818%
2015 37 5,601 0.385%
2016 39 5,347 0.3709%
2017 46 4,808 0.3445%
2018 46 4,650 0.3385%

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Names Like Audrey

If you like Audrey, you’ll love these other names like Audrey.


What names are diminutives of Audrey?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Audrey sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Audrey, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Audi

Noble strength

English

Audie

Noble strength

English

Drea

Manly, virile

Greek


What names are variants of Audrey?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Audrey.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Audelia

Noble strength

English

Audene

Noble strength

English

Audessa

Noble strength

English

Audra

Noble strength

English

#1,226 (0.0079%)  
Audrea

Noble strength

English

Audree

Noble strength

English

#1,611 (0.0041%)  
Audreen

Noble strength

English

Audri

Noble strength

English

#2,393 (0.0012%)  
Audria

Noble strength

English

Audrie

Noble strength

English

#2,270 (0.0015%)  
Audrielle

Noble strength

English

Audrina

Modern

#1,021 (0.0119%)  
Audris

Lucky

German

Audry

Noble strength

English

Audrye

Noble strength

English


What names sound like Audrey?

If you like how Audrey sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Audrey.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adare

Wealthy spear

German

Adoray

A gift; beloved; adored

Latin

Adore

A gift; beloved; adored

Latin

#2,424 (0.0012%)  
Adoree

A gift; beloved; adored

Latin

Adra

Virgin

Arabic

Adrah

Virgin; beauty; noble

Hebrew

Adrea

From Hadria

Latin

Adreea

From Hadria

Latin

Adria

From Hadria

Latin

#2,166 (0.0017%)  
Adrie

From Hadria

Latin

Aubree

Elf ruler

English

#108 (0.2003%)  
Aubrey

Elf ruler

English

#36 (0.3778%)  
Edrea

Wealthy, powerful

English

Eudore

Good gift

Greek


What names are similar to Audrey?

Find a name that’s like Audrey, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

#54 (0.301%)  
Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

#32 (0.4145%)  
Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

#13 (0.6196%)  
Evelyn

Desired one

English

#10 (0.7552%)  
Katherine

Pure

Greek

#110 (0.1935%)  
Lillian

Lily flower

English

#34 (0.4028%)  
Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

#87 (0.2363%)  
Tessa

Harvest

Greek

#238 (0.0943%)  
Victoria

Victory

Latin

#21 (0.5153%)  
Violet

Violet flower

English

#43 (0.3489%)  

Lists With Audrey

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Siblings of Audrey

Mamas with kids named Audrey also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Elaina

Shining light

Greek

#266 (0.0859%)  
Rex

King

Latin

#613 (0.027%)  
Katherine

Pure

Greek

#110 (0.1935%)  
Michael

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

#14 (0.8458%)  
Megan

Welsh

#520 (0.038%)  
Rebecca

To join

Hebrew

#207 (0.1033%)  
Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

#21 (0.7085%)  
Breeanne

High, noble, exalted

Irish

Chase

Hunter

English

#112 (0.249%)  
Samantha

Name of God

Hebrew

#60 (0.2829%)  

6 Comments

  1. I just love the name. Audrey meaning Noble strength is absolutely beautiful

  2. I had a couple of names picked out but i couldnt decide s? when i seen my baby i knew her name was gonna be Audrey???

  3. We named Audrey after my Grandma. Audrey’s middle name Rose came from Audrey’s grandma Rosa.

  4. I chose this name because its old, classic and not very popular now. After a toss up between this and Aubrey, I quickly settled after discovering it’s meaning-Noble strength, overcomer of many Difficulties! Wow!!! When life gets hard, I can look in my sweet girl’s eyes and be reminded, ‘Hang in there. You’re stronger than you think. You’ve got this Mama.”

  5. It’s a beautiful classic name. We also didn’t know if she’d come out looking more Mexican it white haha. She came out looking like a white Girl so Audrey fit her well! We also like how it sounds w her older brothers name: Rex & Audrey!

  6. Audrey Rose was named for my paternal grandmother, Audrey Edythe Love Hoferer, and the Rose was chosen to honor our heavenly Rose, Our Mother, Mary.

    Audrey is a strong and classic name.


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