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This name was borne by Oscar-winning actress Audrey Hepburn, who starred in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' and 'My Fair Lady'.
-- reservoirdoll1987  12/30/2004
An addition to the above comment, Audrey Hepburn lived from May 4, 1929 to January 20, 1993 and was born Audrey Kathleen van Heemstra Ruston.
-- AndrewJKD  7/4/2005
In several books I have researched including 20,001 baby names, Audrey means "noble, strength".
-- Armettieangel  7/7/2005
The French actress Audrey Tatou bears this name.
-- Soul  7/12/2005
The root for "tawdry," which means cheap.
-- purplestuff  7/24/2005
The word 'tawdry' and Audrey have nothing to do with each other, thus Audrey does not bear any cheap stereotype by the above user.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2005
Tawdry: By syllabic merging of ST. AUDREY, esp. in ST. AUDREY laces, women's neckpieces sold at ST. AUDREY'S fair in Norwich, England.

This is the origin given by Webster's Dictionary. If you don't believe me, look up the history of St. Audrey and see for yourself.
-- purplestuff  8/3/2005
The grace and timeless beauty of 'Audrey Hepburn' leaves positive connotations to this name.
-- electra  10/11/2005
Audrey Raines (I don't know if that's how you spell her last name) is a character in 24.
-- ringer007  2/21/2006
It's such a beautiful name.
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
My name :) The original name "ÆÐELÞRYÐ" was also modernized to Ethel as well as Audrey. Ethel is actually more accurate, but it drops the stem "dred," or "council," which is the same as names like Alfred and Mordred.
-- Dray  3/20/2006
Audrey is the name of the female lead in the musical "Little Shop of Horrors".
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Audrey MacDonald, reporter in the movie Light It Up.
-- Anonymous User  4/15/2006
Two related names of this beautiful name, are the female name Aud, and the male name Audun. These two names are very much used in Norway.
-- casablanca  4/17/2006
I have always loved the name Audrey. I would use the name Lynne with it, Audrey Lynne. It isn't a fad name or an overused name which is nice and it seems pretty consistent in popularity over time.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I think this is a truly beautiful name, very old-fashioned and sophisticated. And I think Audrey Hepburn puts a beautiful meaning to this name. I am sure this will one day be my daughter's name.
-- starryeyedsurprise  6/22/2006
Also spelled Audrie and there is also Audriana, Audrianna, and Audrianne.
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2006
A famous bearer of the name is country singer Faith Hill, whose given name is actually Audrey Faith Perry. Her youngest daughter with husband, Tim McGraw, is named Audrey Caroline.
-- Diamante04  10/9/2006
Country singer Sara Evans has a daughter named Audrey Elizabeth.
-- Diamante04  10/11/2006
I think it's a cool name.
-- pussycat doll  1/16/2007
I love the name Audrey. I named my daughter this for several reasons, and it will always be a favorite name of mine. It is a beautiful, old-fashioned name.
-- audemdom  2/5/2007
I like this name because of Audrey Hepburn, one of my favourite actresses. She was so elegant. When I hear this name I think of her.
-- Kings_falcon  2/5/2007
I have a friend whose middle name is Audrey. Her first name is Ashley, so it does sort of add some class/uniqueness to her popular and quite overused first name!
-- bobcat_explorer  2/27/2007
I used to not like this name, because it reminded me of "Laundry". But now I think it's very nice.
-- bellaboo  3/8/2007
I think it's an okay name, but I prefer the less common Audra to Audrey.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2007
When I was much younger, I had a babysitter named Audrey. I always thought the name was spelt Odri, until I saw it written down (I think I was in first grade). I very much like this name. Oh, and it makes me think of otters, but I like otters.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2007
Audrey Horne is a character in the cult TV show Twin Peaks played by Sherilyn Fenn.
-- Neko  5/6/2007
There is a character on Atlantis and Atlantis 2:Milo's Return called Audrey. She is a mechanic.
-- DontDissMadison  6/14/2007
Audrey is an old fashioned name that has consistently remained sophisticated. It is my name and oh how I love it! It's a name I wish parents would name their children. It's very beautiful, classic, full of youth but can be good on old people too. If I didn't have it as my name, I sure would name it my daughter.
-- audreyzoe  6/22/2007
My name is Audrey. To me it does represent strength. I am a breast cancer survivor of 5 years.
-- audnrock  6/23/2007
In the book I am the Messanger, Audrey is the main character's best friend, poker buddy, and the object of his affections. I highly recommend this book; Audrey's one of my favorite characters.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2007
My name is Audrey Lynn. I used to hate it because it's such an uncommon name. Also because my friends used to call me laundry and no one could spell it. Now I love it for its uniqueness. I'm never mistaken for another Audrey because I'm usually the only one!
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2007
I love this name! This is one of my favorite names ever! I think it's very pretty.
-- applemilk  9/1/2007
This is what I plan on naming my first daughter. =) Audrey just sounds so pretty when you say it. It's classy, timeless, beautiful and very feminine.
-- Anonymous User  9/27/2007
Audrey is the name of the future wife of Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter series. They have two daughters named Molly and Lucy.
-- rory  12/31/2007
A perfect name for an old goat. Reminds me of the word tawdry:

tawdry
"cheap, showy, gaudy," 1676, adjective use of noun tawdry "silk necktie for women" (1612), shortened from tawdry lace (1548), an alteration of St. Audrey's lace, a necktie or ribbon sold at the annual fair at Ely on Oct. 17 commemorating St. Audrey (queen of Northumbria, died 679), whose name was worn down from O.E. Æðelðryð "noble might," from æðele "noble" (from P.Gmc. *athala-, from PIE *at-al- "race, family," from *at(i)- "over, beyond, super" + *al- "to nourish") + ðryð "might." Her association with cheap lace necklaces is that she supposedly died of a throat tumor, which she considered God's punishment for her youthful fondness for showy necklaces [Bede].

Also: But fell from favour during the medieval period through its association with the ordinary vocabulary word "tawdry"( which itself presented With the ordinary vocabulary word "tawdry" (which itself presented
a contraction of "St Audrey" and was first applied to the low quality A contraction of "St Audrey" and was first applied to the low quality trinkets sold at medieval fairs held in her name.)
It was not until the early years of the 20th century that the name It was not until the early years of the 20th century that the name became popular in its modern form. Became popular in its modern form.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2008
Much prettier than Aubrey.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/11/2008
The name Audrey is one of the most beautiful girls name that I have ever heard. It's not overused and yet it is still heard of. My first daughter will most likely be named Audrey.
-- Anonymous User  3/20/2008
This is a gorgeous, classy, mature name, but I would never use a saint name for my daughter, assuming I'll ever have kids.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
This name is just pure class! I love that it's well known but not overused. I think on a little girl it would have a sweet quirkiness to it and on a woman it just sounds so elegant. I would happily name my daughter Audrey. I just pray it doesn't become too popular!
-- miriam_grace  6/26/2008
My name is Audrey (I don't go by it though, I go by my middle name.) But what I find interesting is that my grandfather was named Audrey. He was really embarassed by it also, so he went by his middle name too.
-- helloklementyn  7/30/2008
St Audrey = tawdry - nothing left to say other than it's SO FAR FROM CLASSY IT'S LAUGHABLE. *breathes*
-- Anonymous User  10/3/2008
Why would the above user be so cruel? It's fine to have a poor opinion of the name but what if someone laughed cruelly at your name? Whatever.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2008
Um, I'm sure the person would get over it. How over sensitive are you? A name can't be universally loved can it?

Audrey experienced a big period of unpopularity because of it's tawdry history. Fact. I don't blame some people for still finding it unsavoury. It did help spawn the word tawdry. The "oar" sound is unpleasant to the ear too.
-- Anonymous User  11/24/2008
Maybe a bit dour and stuffy.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2008
There's a girl in my choir class that calls me Audrey. My name is Kelsey. She says that I look like an Audrey and that she always has to think before she says my name. So, I told her to just call me Audrey. :)

I think this name is nice, though. Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn so I automatically think of people named Audrey being actresses.
-- krazykels  12/30/2008
As much as I like Audrey Hepburn, to me, this name is hideously old-fashioned. I don't know any Audreys below age sixty. No decent nicknames, and come on, can you image a three-year-old kid called Audrey? It's a grandmother name.
-- Undine  2/20/2009
Audrey Tautou is a French actress.
-- bibi66  3/11/2009
It's really sweet.
-- Makenna14  5/5/2009
Audrey Raines is the name of Jack Bauer's beautiful girlfriend and daughter of the Secretary of Defense on the show "24". She is played by Kim Raver. I love this name in part because of this character!
-- MandeePaige  7/6/2009
Audre Lorde was a famous lesbian feminist poet.
-- mymymetrocard  8/30/2009
I never really knew how I felt about this name but I really like it. I like the spellings Audree though its more unique. I like this name a lot. But prefer it as a middle name.
-- italiannames  9/5/2009
Name of a 6th century saint who was said to have died of a tumor of the neck. She felt it a punishment for her love of fine necklaces as a young woman.
-- Anonymous User  9/15/2009
I quite like this name, although despite St. Audrey being an English saint, the name hasn't really been that popular for the past 50 years or so here in Britain, but in the last three years certainly it has become much more popular. So overall, yes, I like this name because it's not overly popular, but gaining in popularity, and is very feminine and classy. :)
-- walesgal92  12/6/2009
Audrey Forbes-Hamilton is the main character on the BritCom To the Manor Born. Very upperclass and very funny. Her best friend calls her Aud.
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2009
I like this name. It's very pretty and has the positive association with the beautiful Audrey Hepburn. However, I don't like the version Audrina.
-- bananarama  12/30/2009
This name has been growing on me and now I love it. It is one of those rare names that sound good in all stages of life.
-- number1212  1/10/2010
AUDREY, WAIT! Is an AMAZING book by Robin Benway.
-- italiannames  1/11/2010
I do like this name, It reminds me of one of my favorite books, Audrey, Wait. As someone said (the comment above).
-- Alora  1/27/2010
Wow, this name is really increasing in popularity. It's moved up about 100 spots in the past ten years to reach #44 in 2008. I know a girl named Audrey, about 4 years old. Her parents are stylish and wealthy, I think the name Audrey kind of fits into that image. Pretty name, hopefully it doesn't get TOO overused like Emily, Ava, Madison, etc!
-- emily  4/8/2010
I love the name Audrey. I've actually known two girls with the name (one spelled it Audrey, one spelled it Audree), and they both are in their first or second year of college now. So to me it doesn't seem like an old lady's name at all. In fact, I was a little shocked when I saw this name in a nursing home the other day.
-- Jesussaves7193  6/18/2010
I love this name! It's not too common and it's pretty. Plus, it reminds me of the lovely actress Audrey Hepburn. :D
-- Chrila96  7/28/2010
Most likely the name of my future child. Every Audrey I've known has been a smart and successful woman who could stand on her own merits. A trait I want in my daughter. This name also conjures an image of someone strong and unique.
-- marina11  9/8/2010
It's rather beautiful - reminds me of golden honey.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2010
Wonderful, glad it's becoming popular again.
-- Chrila96  12/7/2010
Audrey Landers is an actress known for her role on the tv show Dallas.
-- Missy  3/25/2011
Audrey Assad is a Christian singer.
(She's really good, in my opinion).
-- thesnowwhiterose  5/5/2011
Whenever anyone asks my 17 year old her name, the first thing they say is "After Audrey Hepburn" which to be honest it is.
-- charlottexx  7/31/2011
Love it. First, Audrey Hepburn is so classic. After all these years, her style is still in style. She was simply wonderful. Second, I had a good friend named Audrey when I was in middle school. She was sweet, sincere, and smart... Always good traits! Other than my friend, I have never actually met another Audrey, but the name is becoming more common. I hope it doesn't get too common.
-- GibsonGirl  8/18/2011
Audrey Caroline is the daughter of American country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Her siblings are Gracie Katherine and Maggie Elizabeth.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2012
Very classy, sophisticated girls name. I associate it with Audrey Hepburn.
-- Amanda_M87  2/24/2012
Audrey Flack is an American photorealist painter and sculptor.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2012
I can never take this name seriously, because of the Fawlty Towers thing, 'yes I know!'
-- Hushpuppy  7/23/2012
Audrey Landers (born 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2012
Personally, it'soverused, but I love it!
Audry
Audrie
Aso.
-- SEC908  10/6/2012
Still very classy, but still modern.
-- 555jazzy  10/20/2012
I knew a really adorable little girl named Audrey, and she made me like the name a lot more than I used to. I think a lot of people would prefer to see more girls these days named Audrey rather than Aubrey, which is just another "boy name turned trendy girl name".
-- Oohvintage  1/19/2013
Wow, didn't know this name was still so popular! I'm pleasantly surprised :)
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2013
Audrey Parker is the name of the main character from the tv series Haven, played by Emily Rose.
-- Amalthea  9/1/2013
Audrey Munson (1891-1996) was an American artist's model and actress. She inspired many sculptures in the period right before World War I.
-- Buneary  10/12/2013
I really like this name and I would consider it for a daughter, if I had one. I too, am pleasantly surprised to see that it's had a revival lately. :)
-- Anonymous User  12/1/2013
Beautiful and classical name for a girl. Like Audrey Hepburn. Better alternative to the so-called unisex Aubrey.
-- Almonds  12/10/2013
Audrey is my name, though I've never been particularly fond of it. The meaning isn't all too great, and it doesn't sound particularly amazing either. I go by it, though, and other people seem to like my name. If you like the name, then, by all means, use it. I can see how it's a nice name to some, especially compared to a lot of popular names out there.
-- AudreyEllen  12/25/2013
I think there is a general misunderstanding of the connection between Audrey and "Tawdry". St. Audrey took a lifelong vow of purity and eventually founded the Abbey of Ely. In her lifetime she had a fondness for expensive necklaces.

After her death, a fair was created in her honor. At this fair, one could find cheap lace necklaces not at all like the ones worn by St. Audrey. As lace necklaces became less fashionable, they were labeled "Tawdry" due to their origin at the fair of St. Audrey.

St. Audrey herself has literally zero connection with being cheap or trashy. She was a lifelong virgin worthy of Sainthood. People need to understand that the fair itself and the goods sold there do not represent the actual character or St. Audrey.
-- timothy27653  1/16/2014

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