Audrey

First Name
280k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
179
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Audrey mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Audrey

"Audrey" is a name of English origin, and it means "Noble Strength". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Old English Æþelþryþ, from æþel (“noble”) + þryþ (“strength”).

  1. A female given name.
  2. (very rare) A male given name.

Audrey was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Audrey

Audrey Hepburn was an actress, humanitarian, actress (1948–89), and humanitarian (1988–92). Her career lasted from 1948 to 1992. Audrey was given the name Audrey Kathleen Ruston by her parent Ella van Heemstra on May 4th, 1929 in , Brussels, Belgium. Audrey is also known as Edda van Heemstra and Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston. She left this life on January 20th, 1993.

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Faith Hill is a country music and country pop singing, record producer, and actor. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most active from 1993 to present. Faith was given the name Audrey Faith Perry on September 21st, 1967 in Ridgeland, Mississippi, U.S.

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Audrey Munson was an artist's model, actress, and model (people). Her career lasted from 1906 to 1906. Audrey was given the name Audrey Marie Munson on June 8th, 1891 in Rochester, New York, U.S. She passed away on February 20th, 1996.

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Audrey Tautou is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). She was most active from 1996 to present. Audrey was given the name Audrey Justine Tautou on August 9th, 1976 in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France.

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Audre Lorde was a writer. Audre was given the name Audrey Geraldine Lorde on February 18th, 1934 in New York City. She died on November 17th, 1992.

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Brett Somers was an actress, comedian, singer, game show panelist, and writer. She was most active from 1955 to 2006. Brett was given the name Audrey Johnston on July 11th, 1924 in Saint John, New Brunswick. Brett is also known as Audrey Klugman and Dawn Johnston. She breathed her last breath on September 15th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Audrey

Little Audrey is a fictional character. Little is also known as Audrey Smith.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 11 11 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 14 14 0
1884 25 25 0
1885 29 29 0
1886 26 26 0
1887 39 39 0
1888 41 41 0
1889 61 61 0
1890 85 85 0
1891 68 68 0
1892 77 77 0
1893 75 75 0
1894 90 83 7
1895 107 102 5
1896 108 108 0
1897 104 99 5
1898 129 124 5
1899 134 129 5
1900 196 196 0
1901 134 134 0
1902 224 210 14
1903 281 276 5
1904 281 276 5
1905 278 272 6
1906 288 278 10
1907 339 324 15
1908 380 370 10
1909 388 371 17
1910 468 453 15
1911 540 527 13
1912 770 745 25
1913 923 884 39
1914 1,112 1,070 42
1915 1,623 1,565 58
1916 1,908 1,853 55
1917 1,968 1,906 62
1918 2,066 2,022 44
1919 2,168 2,114 54
1920 2,733 2,666 67
1921 3,508 3,434 74 #82 girl name
1922 3,214 3,163 51 #89 girl name
1923 3,343 3,281 62 #85 girl name
1924 3,582 3,521 61 #84 girl name
1925 3,600 3,542 58 #78 girl name
1926 4,548 4,478 70 #60 girl name
1927 4,435 4,376 59 #62 girl name
1928 4,694 4,628 66 #60 girl name
1929 4,520 4,462 58 #58 girl name
1930 4,189 4,128 61 #63 girl name
1931 3,842 3,789 53 #64 girl name
1932 3,775 3,732 43 #61 girl name
1933 3,649 3,613 36 #59 girl name
1934 3,630 3,581 49 #69 girl name
1935 3,565 3,514 51 #64 girl name
1936 3,387 3,345 42 #68 girl name
1937 2,929 2,888 41 #85 girl name
1938 2,893 2,845 48 #87 girl name
1939 2,616 2,567 49 #98 girl name
1940 2,535 2,501 34 #99 girl name
1941 2,262 2,233 29
1942 2,327 2,285 42
1943 1,971 1,943 28
1944 1,675 1,645 30
1945 1,665 1,644 21
1946 1,864 1,833 31
1947 2,024 2,001 23
1948 1,867 1,839 28
1949 1,822 1,794 28
1950 1,830 1,803 27
1951 1,855 1,826 29
1952 1,899 1,868 31
1953 1,972 1,940 32
1954 2,489 2,454 35
1955 2,578 2,554 24
1956 2,571 2,543 28
1957 2,605 2,582 23
1958 2,360 2,339 21
1959 2,332 2,309 23
1960 2,299 2,278 21
1961 2,083 2,059 24
1962 1,999 1,973 26
1963 1,821 1,799 22
1964 1,884 1,869 15
1965 1,674 1,660 14
1966 1,788 1,769 19
1967 1,696 1,680 16
1968 1,439 1,422 17
1969 1,380 1,360 20
1970 1,327 1,310 17
1971 1,150 1,130 20
1972 942 918 24
1973 925 913 12
1974 980 970 10
1975 960 937 23
1976 1,005 989 16
1977 983 973 10
1978 1,072 1,062 10
1979 1,193 1,178 15
1980 1,236 1,223 13
1981 1,297 1,285 12
1982 1,557 1,542 15
1983 1,481 1,468 13
1984 1,498 1,487 11
1985 1,460 1,447 13
1986 1,498 1,487 11
1987 1,495 1,487 8
1988 1,571 1,555 16
1989 1,702 1,685 17
1990 1,803 1,797 6
1991 1,767 1,759 8
1992 1,750 1,741 9
1993 1,952 1,947 5
1994 1,937 1,929 8
1995 1,770 1,770 0
1996 1,923 1,915 8
1997 2,015 2,007 8
1998 2,207 2,202 5
1999 2,463 2,456 7
2000 2,882 2,872 10
2001 2,957 2,950 7
2002 3,311 3,306 5 #100 girl name
2003 4,006 3,997 9 #78 girl name
2004 3,921 3,902 19 #80 girl name
2005 4,145 4,135 10 #77 girl name
2006 4,654 4,647 7 #69 girl name
2007 5,258 5,249 9 #51 girl name
2008 5,449 5,438 11 #44 girl name
2009 5,014 5,007 7 #49 girl name
2010 4,958 4,950 8 #52 girl name
2011 5,217 5,210 7 #43 girl name
2012 5,307 5,297 10 #41 girl name
2013 5,610 5,597 13 #33 girl name
2014 5,567 5,562 5 #36 girl name
2015 5,615 5,601 14 #37 girl name
2016 5,354 5,347 7 #39 girl name
2017 4,820 4,808 12 #46 girl name

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Popularity of Audrey as a first name

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Popularity of Audrey as a last name

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Common last names for Audrey

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Lewis
  • Hall
  • Harris
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Audrey U.S.
  White 46.93% 64.26%
  African American 44.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Audrey

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

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Fun Facts about the name Audrey

  • What name lists does Audrey rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Audrey? Audrey is the 263rd most popular name of all time. In 2017 Audrey was the 46th most popular name. As a last name Audrey was the 100,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Audrey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 279,747 babies born with the first name Audrey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Audrey to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Audrey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Audrey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Audrey is Friday, September 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Audrey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Audrey was in 2015 with a total of 5,601 babies. That's a lot of babies named Audrey!
  • Random Audrey Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Audrey ranks 57th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 183 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Audrey: Your name in reverse order is Yerdua. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaudre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Audrey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 179 people with the last name Audrey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Audrey? Audrey is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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