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This sounds more masculine to me.
mariej2  6/29/2005
Bread sang a beautiful song called Aubrey. "A not so very ordinary girl or name"...
myrrhmade  8/19/2005
Aubrey was used by Dodie Smith for the name of a male character in her charming novel "I Capture the Castle." A famous bearer was artist Aubrey Beardsley, also male. I am dismayed that some people think of the name Aubrey as "all-girl." Utterly, utterly dismayed.
Gwenllian  11/12/2005
I have just read a book by Georgette Heyer called 'Venetia' (read it, it is excellent) and the main character's brother is by the name Aubrey and I must agree with the last comment that I am dismayed that some people think it a girl's name! It was quite masculine!
ladyknight  1/19/2006
I have always loved being named Aubrey, but I hate that all my mail comes addressed to "Mr. Aubrey"!
juniorrocks8  2/17/2006
I love this name. I'm very dissapointed to hear it's being used as a girl's name.
Mithos514  3/22/2006
I love this name as both a boy's AND a girl's name. I think that one of its strengths is its versatility, and instead of being saddened or outraged by its usage for both genders, people should be pleased. Perhaps the fact that it can be used for either gender will help it stay in use for longer than other, more rigid names.
waseom  4/7/2006
As a personal bearer of the name Aubrey, I must admit it's one thing about myself I've always liked. My mother did name me after the song and used to sing it to me when I was little. Sadly, the only other people I've ever met with the name Aubrey have been a 73 year old man and his grandson, who I go to school with. My whole life, I've gotten compliments on my name and, to be honest, I'm rather sad its becoming more popular. It's nice to have a unique name.
aubrey16  5/3/2006
I find the name a bit on the feminine side.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2006
A character featured in two of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' novels, Demon in My View and In the Forests of the Night is named Aubrey. The character is male.
websurfer  5/28/2006
I first knew the name as a feminine name, but it is growing on me as a masculine name.
websurfer  5/28/2006
One of my best friends' name is Aubrey, I have known her for a long time, and I can't find the name to be a guy's name, only a girl's.
bagelbrg05  6/6/2006
I like this name moreso for a boy. It sounds very sensitive and intelligent, like he would grow up and be an artist or poet. Nice name!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
I think this sounds more like a masculine name; I have never heard of a girl named Aubrey. It reminds me of an intelligent, intellectual man who enjoys art, literature and classical music. It is the name of an Irish author, Aubrey Flegg.
emeraldstar  7/12/2006
I have also seen the names Aubrianna, Aubriana, Aubrianne.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2006
Famous bearer: Aubrey Beardsley, an artist.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2006
Jack Aubrey is the protagonist in Master and Commander & its companion novels by Patrick O'Brian.
wefrox  8/10/2006
Aubrey Hull plays baseball for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2006
Ah! I just was reading the paper about a murderer named Aubrey Something-or-Other. Now I'll always have a bad association with this name.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2006
I like it for a boy. But for a girl, I like a little something different. So I combined two names and I got Aubriella.
karlyjok  8/27/2006
In Gail Carson Levine's critically acclaimed novel "Ella Enchanted", one of Prince Char's companions is a knight called Aubrey. I myself adore this name for a boy to bits!
Pheadirean  10/6/2006
I think that Aubrey is a beautiful name and I think it's both masculine and feminine. My name is Aubrey but I spell it Aubrie. I think that makes it more girlie. I am a girl but I think it's a gorgeous name and I love having it. It's very classic and unique and I love that it's different and yeah I was named after the bread song. But I just wanted to put my 2 cents in.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2006
I like Aubrey best for a boy, though it is pretty for a girl as well. Unfortunately, Aubrey has become more popular lately. I hope this doesn't continue - Aubrey is such a mysterious name, it would be a shame if it became too common!
Tears Of Blood  12/4/2006
I like the name Aubrey on a girl. I've never heard of it as a boy's name, but it does kind of sound like a boy's name.
flipflop1215  12/5/2006
One of the main characters in Christopher Morely's book "The Haunted Bookshop" is named Aubrey, and he happens to be male.
black_lace  1/20/2007
I have had many comments throughout the years as to my name, it has become much more common now. My mother used to think it was cool to meet someone, (always younger) with my name. Now it happens all the time. And yes Bread was the reason I was named Aubrey. I was born the year that song came out, so I felt I was the first person ever with this beautiful name. I know that probably isn't really true, but it sure felt like it while I was growing up. I also get mail to "Mr. Aubrey", I know right away they just want to sell me something and I just throw it away!
Aubrey73  2/2/2007
This is my ABSOLUTE favorite name for a girl! I don't see how it can be a boy's name! I know a lot of girls named Aubrey or Aubrie, but no boys. This name for a guy sounds strange to me. :D
Taydbug112  2/16/2007
It's a boys' name because it just is. It's been one for centuries and is an old surname, which were generally used for boys long before they were for girls.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2007
I absolutely love the name! I had wanted to name my daughter this since I was about 10. I'm quite a bit older now (and actually have children - 4 daughters). I wasn't able to name any of my first three daughters on this but finally my fourth and final child was a girl and her name is AUBREY (although I wanted to spell it Aubreigh). She loves it and my husband and I love it! It fits her. The only other AUBREY I had ever heard of was someone (male) I went to High school with about ohhhh 20 something years ago. My daughter is now 8 years old. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful name.
UNEEKIAM  3/11/2007
As I am an Aubrey myself, I say it would be unfair to give my opinion. I am a girl, and yes, I too was named after that bread song. Only downside is, everyone asks "what kind of a name is Aubrey!?"
Sparky221  3/20/2007
I like this name. When it comes to unisex names, I feel bad that the boys get no chance, but this is a very feminine-sounding name. If I were to use it, it would almost certainly be for a girl, or for a boys' middle name.
― Anonymous User  4/3/2007
Aubrey O'Day is a singer in the group Danity Kane, which was formed from P Diddy's Making the Band 3 on MTV.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2007
Very beautiful, though I still prefer the similar Audrey.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2007
Aubrey is a historically masculine name and the resemblance to Audrey is superficial, the only connection being that both are latinised forms of old Germanic names. Apparently, though, anything ending in an "-ey" sound is regarded as feminine these days. *sigh*
― Anonymous User  9/15/2007
Famous bearer: Abba Even - Israeli diplomat, ambassador to the USA and the UN - born Aubrey Solomon Eban.

I could never think of this name as anything but masculine.
noae  10/11/2007
I like Aubrey more on a boy. I used to think it was more feminine but I think it sounds rugged and handsome. I would consider naming a future son Aubrey or possibly using it as a middle name.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2007
I hate this name! It is ugly! It reminds me of auugly!
― Anonymous User  12/29/2007
I love the name Aubrey, it's one of my favorite names. I suppose you could use it as a girls name, but it sounds much more masculine to me.
bijou_caoimhe  1/22/2008
This is a really cute name, but I prefer Audrey more.
jasmineenimsaj  3/3/2008
I love my name but the people on the Google Shark Group think I'm a guy!
shaolingirl  3/13/2008
I always loved the name Aubrey and used it as my daughter's middle name. I knew it could be used for a boy as well, but I didn't realize that many people saw it as prominently masculine. Her name is Noel Aubrey, and I know that both her names carry a male connotation, but I wanted to spell Noel just like you see it everywhere at Christmas. That makes me wish I had spelled her middle name Aubreigh.
adriannelisa  3/14/2008
This is a nice name for guys and girls alike, but it sounds quite feminine to me because of its likeness to Audrey and because of the pronunciation -ee at the end. However, it's not too feminine for men. I don't see why anyone would be upset that this name is used for girls, unless, of course, they are sexist to the point that they think a name is ruined if it's used for girls.
slight night shiver  4/19/2008
I think that Aubrey is a SEXY male name. But only when pronounced as Awbray, with slight emphasis. Pronounced Awbree definitely sounds more feminine. This is one of my favorite male names, as it conveys a mysterious sort of man.
PointBlank99  11/5/2008
God, what the hell kind of a name is this? I hate it when people name their kid after a surname, so freakin' annoying. Just pisses me off.
GunsnRoses8794  11/10/2008
I personally find this name to be very masculine, although I could see it as a feminine name, I prefer it on males.

To the person who said they disliked people naming their children after surnames: You do realize that many surnames came from first names, correct?
― Anonymous User  1/28/2009
I'm really not liking this name, not only does it sound like a cheaper version of the classic name Audrey, it reminds me of former Danity Kane member and current skank Aubrey O'Day, who is not the best association.
emmiix3  2/28/2009
I'd name a boy Aubrey. This is my name, also. My only problem with it is that nobody here knows how to spell it or pronounce it! It would be especially annoying if it were one of the different spellings like Aubreigh or Aubree.

Also, I am a teenage girl, but people that know me don't have an association with it as purely female because I am not very feminine at all.
cielo  3/24/2009
Aubrey Graham, actor and musician. Also known as Drake.
Aziraphale  8/18/2009
Lord Carnarvon's had a brother called Aubrey, who apparently was always intoxicated in public.
Keladry  9/8/2009
Why can't girls just use the beautiful, female name "Audrey"?
Dawson  10/29/2010
AUBREY PLAZA! The spunky actress played supporting roles in both Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Mystery Team! She's gorgeous and talented.
DaphneSusan  11/1/2010
It has been used mainly in girls since the mid-1970's most likely due to the Bread song "Aubrey" which is about a girl named Aubrey.
deanadshead  12/17/2010
Aubrey Drake Graham is a rapper and was an actor for Degrassi: The Next Generation. He's known now as Drake.
MirandaIrie  2/15/2011
It reminds me of a lovely, handsome guy. But on a girl it sounds kind of slutty and modern. Audrey is so much prettier, classic and feminine.
Chrila96  3/5/2011
The name Aubrey is, and always will be, a girl's name to me. I do not care what the meaning says. This is a girl's name, in my opinion.
angiec8420  6/21/2011
I think Aubrey is a gorgeous, feminine name. I've known 3 Aubreys, all women, who were attractive, feisty and funny with kind hearts. I would love to give my daughter this name. I prefer Aubrey to Audrey (not that Audrey isn't a nice name, because it is). This is my all-time favorite girls' name, I love it. It is beautiful. So to all you Aubrey's out there: I love your name!
― Anonymous User  8/3/2011
One of the characters in the book "Guilty Pleasures" by Laurell K. Hamilton is named this and he's a guy.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2011
It rhymes with strawberry.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
I'm not sure how you pronounce Aubrey, but I've NEVER heard it rhyme with strawberry. The second syllable of Aubrey should be -ee, not -erry. It's not Aubery.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2011
Yes, Aubrey does rhyme with "strawberry" in certain English accents.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2012
I think it is so cute! :)
KaylaKool  4/8/2012
I love this name for a girl. I'm only 13, but I'd consider naming my daughter this one day. Mainly because "Aubrey" by Bread is one of my all time favorite songs. Funny, Aubrey used to be my favorite male name, but now I ONLY like it as a girl's name.
LittleSamGirl  5/16/2012
I like it as a unisex name. It's got a fun meaning, too.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
Aubrey Christina Plaza (born 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware) is an American actress and comedian.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
The more classic name "Audrey" is a much prettier choice, and it's far more unique! Aubrey is the kind of super-trendy name that will sound hopelessly dated in 20-30 years.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2012
Aw man. Another traditionally masculine turned trendy, modern feminine name. And the list gets longer...
― Anonymous User  2/3/2013
This name sounds so feminine and ridiculous on a boy
Everyone saying how feminine Audrey is and Aubrey not is in denial because the names are 99% identical. Audrey though sounds like a old lady's name can't imagine it on a child or anyone under 60. It belongs in the same list with Gertrude.
StarlessNight  3/7/2013
Uh... my name us Audrey (yes with a d) and I was born in 1994. I am currently 21 years of age. Plus I knew 3 other Audrey's around my age starting with 2005 when I was 11 or 12. The name works for all ages. I don't even know why people think that 'Audrey' is an 'dated' name or a 'old woman's name. That makes no sense.
Gertrude on the other hand makes more sense.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2015
Shameful as a girl name!

I don't understand what makes it so darn feminine. I personally hate the name Jason for a boy and I don't consider it that masculine, but look.. I don't slap it on a girl because I hate it on a boy and I don't come up with gross spellings like Jaecyn to make it more feminine.

And so what if it sounds like Audrey?! Zachariah sound like Mariah, why nobody mistakens Zachariah for Mariah?

Stop with your Cartoon Network-inspired stories like "he will be bullied because I don't find it masculine enough". Aubrey IS a name for boys and it's really dumb to think at it as a girl name just because it ends in -y.
Brunhilde T.H.B.  3/9/2013
In reply to Brunhilde T.H.B.: That was a really, REALLY poor comparison. Zachariah and Mariah sound absolutely NOTHING alike other than "-iah", Aubrey and Audrey is the difference of only 1 letter. Aubrey is even SOFTER sounding than Audrey, so of course people would use it as a girls name.
Lee Augustus  1/24/2014
This name is totally feminine. I wouldn't name a boy such a common girls name. I love this name, better than Audrey. Aubrey is strong, reminds me of nature and is very sweet.
MelissaR  3/28/2013
Completely a boy's name. As someone else said, add this one to the list of stolen male names now being slapped on females. I was recently talking to my great uncle about names like these; he mentioned that Aubrey was actually a pretty common name for boys when he was in school. If someone had brought up the prospect of naming a girl "Aubrey," everyone (including the girls) would have laughed their heads off! It was akin to naming a girl Bartholomew or Edward.
― Anonymous User  5/14/2013
The name Aubrey was only given to 151 baby boys born in the US in 2012. I think it's so sad that many parents feel they can't use Aubrey for their sons anymore because its so trendy for girls. Personally, I think it's horrible on a girl but quite attractive on a boy. If you're considering it for a boy, don't hesitate! Anyone who teases a boy named Aubrey is ignorant and should seriously be educated on the history of the name.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Composer Max Steiner, who wrote the music for Gone With The Wind, was married to a woman named Aubrey. That was in the 1920's. Quite interesting.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2013
Through the SSA's website, I have been able to find a list of every name that was given to at least 5 babies born in every year from 1880 to 2012. Looking towards the end of the list, I have found the name Aubrey appear various times for names given to baby girls. Granted, it was an extremely rare feminine name, but it was still in use. For example, in 1915, 17 baby girls were given the name Aubrey. This could be in honor of a relative rather than an attempt to feminize the name, since names like John and Edward were regulars on the girls top 1000 for years, most likely in honor of relatives. Nonetheless, I prefer this name on males.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2013
My name is Aubrey, and I am a woman.
While I understand that some people may prefer it as a masculine name, I find it VERY OFFENSIVE when people call my name "ugly," say that they are "disappointed" that it is being used as a feminine name, say it is a "shameful" woman's name, are "annoyed" at hearing the name, or that I'm automatically going to be associated with a "skank" just because I happen to share the name with a member of Danity Kane. Are all the Stephani's in this world going to be compared to Lady Gaga? I don't think so, so don't hold that same standard to me..
― Anonymous User  2/17/2014
I think Aubrey is a pretty name for a girl. I don't love it or anything, but I do like it. However I do love it on a boy and wish it wasn't so trendy for girls! I guess this just isn't usable anymore. :( For a middle name, possibly.
hattie98  3/24/2014
I really don't understand how this name used to be masculine. Aubrey is completely feminine. Guess it was masculine in like the 1600's? Or whatnot.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2014
My Name is Aubrey and I'm a boy, but I'm from Switzerland and in French it's 100% masculine.
thetrollcake  9/9/2014
I suppose if you name one child 'Aubrey', you've got to name another 'Maturin'...
― Anonymous User  10/15/2014
This is my favourite boys name right now. I have it on my list paired as Aubrey Callum.
KarlinaFleur  10/26/2014
I love this name for a girl! I actually always thought it was a girl's name. It sounds even softer than Audrey!
namefan5000  12/29/2014
I really dislike the name Aubrey. It kind of falls into the "Bentley" and "Chantal" category of ghetto names.
juliawren  12/30/2014
I don't see anything masculine about Aubrey. It's a nice choice for a girl.
LV51sfan91  4/12/2015
Perhaps this is coming from a biased standpoint but I can't see 'Aubrey' for a boy. It just TOO similar to 'Audrey' which happens to be my name.
You have Audrey which is a female's name and then you have 'Aubrey' which can EASILY get mixed up with it and I'm just like "Aubrey for a boy?!"
Aubrey & Audrey both scream girl to me. I don't mind Aubrey for a girl. I just dislike its obnoxious popularity- Audrey is better
If you wish to steal back a male names from the girls, may I suggest some of these?!
Riley (all... spellings)
Sadly, I could go on and on.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2015
A shame this name has become so trendy on girls. It's quite a handsome boys name, every time I meet a little girl named Aubrey I want to cringe.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
I've read somewhere that this name is a cognate of the very common Spanish and Portuguese name Álvaro, derived from a Visigothic (Germanic) version of the name.
aske  7/7/2015
I was extremely excited when my husband and I were finally able to agree on AuDrey, a classic girls name. But the more research I did, the more I saw how ridiculously popular the name AuBrey has become. It's dangerously close to the top 20 in the US. I am at a loss. Aubrey is okay I suppose, and I do prefer it on a boy... But really, the name Audrey is being thrown to the wind and overpowered by a kind of forced, generic- looking female Aubrey. We are considering picking a new name altogether because I don't want my daughter to be in a class where Audrey is confused with 5 other Aubreys.
NataleAnn  7/11/2015
Unpopular opinion, but I think Aubrey sounds more feminine.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2015
Audrey is much better than this in my honest opinion. I wished that Audrey was more popular than Aubrey. It should be the other way around.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2015
This was the name of my paternal grandfather who died three years ago. I still don't get how this name became popular on girls. It sounds so masculine. I wouldn't even use it on a boy since my grandfather was a misogynistic jerk.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/11/2016
Definitely a girls name now. She might accidentally get called Audrey, but I don't think it would be that bad. I prefer Aubrey over Audrey. Audrey sounds to me like Odd drey.
― Anonymous User  2/9/2016
It's alright. I don't have much of a problem with it for either sex, though it does sound slightly more feminine to my ear. Not a bad name, it's just extremely boring.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
For a girl Audrey is better. I can't see this on a male.
Eileen1209864  6/14/2016
The name Aubrey was given to 147 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
"AUBREY" also means "King Of the Elves" or "Elvin King"... I had never heard about the Dwarf story behind the name until now. Basically, this young person has an affinity with all nature spirits! Fair warning to any human being, here or elsewhere, who dares to insult the bearer of this particular name, whether it is a girl's or a boy's. Prepare to possibly be visited by all the lovely little Fairies, the intelligent powerful Elves, the strong protective Dwarves, etc. who live in your neighborhood!:)
junemoonchild  6/28/2016
My granddaughter is Aubree Ella. I find that it's a very beautiful name for a girl. I don't think it's just a boy's name, there are loads of names which are used for a girl and a boy.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2016
It's alright I guess, way too popular and Audrey's cooler in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2016
A notable bearer is American actress Aubrey Plaza, mostly known for her role as April Ludgate-Dwyer on Parks & Recreation.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2017
My daughter's name is Aubrianna. People always told me what a beautiful name it was. We call her Aubri for short. Aubri is a strong name. Anna was after someone I look up too and the name Ann is Aubrianna's grandma's middle name.
― Anonymous User  12/24/2017
I think it's boring. Sort of flat as well, and not interesting. I don't like it on either gender.
XironDarkstar  1/10/2018
It does not matter that the name Aubrey was used mostly as male name a few hundred years ago. Just type Aubrey in any search engine and look up images. Nowadays it is regarded as feminine by many people. I am not saying that you can't use this name for boys. But languages always change and it is really stupid to justify your preference by saying it was used for boys first. Whether you like this name for girls or not, it is a matter of preference, not a matter of right or wrong.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2018
My name is Aubrey. I'm a girl. I think it could be used for both male and female. I feel like it is rude to say it is just for boys because that can hurt a girl's feelings. And same goes for when people who say it's just a girl's name. That can hurt males too. I feel like I'm creative, fun, and honest, but I keep seeing comments that are saying girls with the name Aubrey aren't any of those things. This is just how I feel though.
Unknown333  3/20/2018

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