Aubrey - girls name

Aubrey name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Aubrey name meaning:

The name Aubrey is of English origin and has both a masculine and feminine variant. It is derived from the Norman French name Aubri, which itself is a variant of the Old German name Alberic, meaning "ruler of elves" or "elf ruler." The element "alb" refers to elves or supernatural beings, while "ric" means ruler or king.

As a boy's name, Aubrey has been used since medieval times, particularly in England. It gained popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries, but is now more commonly associated with girls. Despite this shift, Aubrey remains a unisex name, with some parents opting to use it for their sons.

The name Aubrey carries a sense of mystery and enchantment, reflecting its elf-related origins. It conveys qualities such as strength, leadership, and a connection to the supernatural. Overall, Aubrey is a name with a rich history and a unique blend of masculine and feminine qualities, making it an intriguing choice for a boy.

Origin: French



Surnames, Unisex names, Victorian names

Related names

Aubrey , Alberic, Auberon

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 214 out of 5581

231 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (442)

Historical popularity of Aubrey

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