Aubrey

First Name
130k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Aubrey mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Aubrey

"Aubrey" is a name of English origin, and it means "Noble ruler". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Wiktionary

From the French names Aubrey and Aubry; derived ultimately from the Germanic name Alberic, which consists of alb "elf" (from Proto-Germanic *albiz) + rīk "noble, powerful" (from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz). Cognates include: German Alberich, Italian Alberico.

  1. An English patronymic surname.
  2. A male given name from the same source, or transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name of American usage since the 1970s.

Notable Persons Named Aubrey

Aubrey Plaza is a deadpan and improvisational theatre writer. Aubrey was given the name Aubrey Christina Plaza on June 26th, 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Drake is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. They were most active from 2006 to present. Drake was given the name Aubrey Drake Graham on October 24th, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Aubrey O'Day is a contemporary r&b, pop music, soul music, and hip hop music singer-songwriter, actor, fashion design, celebrity, and model (people). She has been prominent since 2005. Aubrey was given the name Aubrey Morgan O'Day on February 11th, 1984.

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Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is an actress. She was most active from 2011 to present. Aubrey was born on June 6th, 2007 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Aubrey Peeples is an actress and singer. She has been prominent since 2009. Aubrey was given the name Aubrey Shea Peeples on November 27th, 1993 in Lake Mary, Florida, United States.

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Aubrey Beardsley was an artist in the field of illustration. Aubrey was given the name Aubrey Vincent Beardsley on August 21st, 1872 in Brighton, England. He passed away on March 16th, 1898.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Aubrey

Juliet Aubrey is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Juliet was born on December 17th, 1966 in Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK.

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John "Jack" Aubrey is an officer (armed forces).

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John Aubrey was an author, antiquarian, and biographer. John was born on March 12th, 1626 in Kington St Michael, Wiltshire. He died on June 7th, 1697.

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James Aubrey was an actor. He was most prominent from 1962 to 2006. James was given the name James Aubrey Tregidgo on August 28th, 1947 in Klagenfurt. He breathed his last breath on April 6th, 2010.

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James T. Aubrey was a leading individual. James was given the name James Thomas Steven Aubrey on December 14th, 1918 in LaSalle, Illinois, U.S. James is also known as Aubrey, James Thomas, and Jr.. He left this life on September 3rd, 1994.

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Nicole Aubrey is an important person.

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How popular is the baby name Aubrey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 21 0 21
1881 15 0 15
1882 16 0 16
1883 20 0 20
1884 18 0 18
1885 11 0 11
1886 10 0 10
1887 34 0 34
1888 18 0 18
1889 20 5 15
1890 21 0 21
1891 20 0 20
1892 35 0 35
1893 38 6 32
1894 39 0 39
1895 44 7 37
1896 50 0 50
1897 46 0 46
1898 51 6 45
1899 42 0 42
1900 67 5 62
1901 54 11 43
1902 55 6 49
1903 65 9 56
1904 69 9 60
1905 78 9 69
1906 72 5 67
1907 85 9 76
1908 78 11 67
1909 84 0 84
1910 114 9 105
1911 124 17 107
1912 251 15 236
1913 268 13 255
1914 330 17 313
1915 411 17 394
1916 452 23 429
1917 462 25 437
1918 447 19 428
1919 414 22 392
1920 497 19 478
1921 510 30 480
1922 489 24 465
1923 475 24 451
1924 491 35 456
1925 485 27 458
1926 532 35 497
1927 421 28 393
1928 456 27 429
1929 423 28 395
1930 420 28 392
1931 398 15 383
1932 425 19 406
1933 375 18 357
1934 389 17 372
1935 367 19 348
1936 374 13 361
1937 397 21 376
1938 400 12 388
1939 401 12 389
1940 369 15 354
1941 381 8 373
1942 416 16 400
1943 387 14 373
1944 333 12 321
1945 303 12 291
1946 343 9 334
1947 318 11 307
1948 329 10 319
1949 304 5 299
1950 303 10 293
1951 353 13 340
1952 322 9 313
1953 347 0 347
1954 351 12 339
1955 305 8 297
1956 378 9 369
1957 383 9 374
1958 370 10 360
1959 352 13 339
1960 288 13 275
1961 275 15 260
1962 263 7 256
1963 254 7 247
1964 251 8 243
1965 201 8 193
1966 212 12 200
1967 210 18 192
1968 218 10 208
1969 213 17 196
1970 215 11 204
1971 228 10 218
1972 200 20 180
1973 311 142 169
1974 359 185 174
1975 428 229 199
1976 425 263 162
1977 510 335 175
1978 566 389 177
1979 655 471 184
1980 657 481 176
1981 718 527 191
1982 829 638 191
1983 779 590 189
1984 814 624 190
1985 1,003 770 233
1986 950 719 231
1987 1,021 822 199
1988 1,047 837 210
1989 982 792 190
1990 1,139 936 203
1991 1,113 923 190
1992 1,316 1,107 209
1993 1,256 1,058 198
1994 1,332 1,102 230
1995 1,253 1,044 209
1996 1,302 1,095 207
1997 1,330 1,134 196
1998 1,430 1,252 178
1999 1,435 1,252 183
2000 1,597 1,408 189
2001 1,670 1,505 165
2002 1,812 1,640 172
2003 1,894 1,757 137
2004 1,959 1,814 145
2005 2,411 2,263 148
2006 3,798 3,656 142 #93 girl name
2007 4,643 4,505 138 #69 girl name
2008 5,697 5,562 135 #42 girl name
2009 5,549 5,405 144 #41 girl name
2010 5,500 5,357 143 #45 girl name
2011 7,313 7,171 142 #20 girl name
2012 8,196 8,044 152 #15 girl name
2013 8,093 7,956 137 #18 girl name
2014 7,752 7,618 134 #21 girl name
2015 7,523 7,376 147 #21 girl name
2016 6,637 6,507 130 #25 girl name

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Popularity of Aubrey as a first name

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Popularity of Aubrey as a last name

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Common last names for Aubrey

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  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Allen
  • White
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Lee
  • Evans

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aubrey U.S.
  White 73.60% 64.26%
  African American 17.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aubrey

People with the last name Aubrey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Aubrey

  • How Popular is the name Aubrey? Aubrey is the 538th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Aubrey was the 25th most popular name. As a last name Aubrey was the 7,046th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aubrey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 130,253 babies born with the first name Aubrey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aubrey to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aubrey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies.
  • When was Aubrey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aubrey is Sunday, July 21st, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Aubrey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aubrey was in 2012 with a total of 8,044 babies. That's a lot of babies named Aubrey!
  • Random Aubrey Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aubrey ranks 57th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 74 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Aubrey: Your name in reverse order is Yerbua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrebau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aubrey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,753 people with the last name Aubrey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aubrey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Aubrey as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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