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Gender: female
Pronunciation: AW-dree, Au-Dré
Meaning: noble, strong
Related Names: Audelia, Audene, Audessa, Audi, Audie, Audra, Audree, Audreen, Audri, Audria, Audriana, Audrie, Audrielle, Audrina, Audris, Audry, Etheldreda

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if female

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Rank in 2000s: 81

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Name: audrey Origin: English,, Meaning (no case): noble, strong





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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

Audrey comes from Old English origin, and means "noble strength."[1]

Saint Audrey, born in the seventh century in Exning, Suffolk, England, was an English princess was known as both Etheldreda and Audrey. She was the daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles, and Bertha. Her sisters were Erconwald, Ethelburga, Sexburga, and Withburga, all of whom also became Saints. Saint Audrey was married at an early age to Tonbert, prince of the Gryvii, but she retained her virginity during their married life. Three years after their wedding, she was widowed, and for the next five years she lived secluded on the island of Ely. Audrey remarried to young Egfrid, son of King Oswy of Northumbria. After twelve years of marriage, Egfrid demanded his conjugal rights, but Audrey refused and declared that she had dedicated herself to God. St. Wilfrid upheld her claim. Audrey left to become a nun at Coldingham Convent. After a year she returned to Ely to build a double monastery. She remained abbess of the convent until she died there in 679.[1]

POPULARITY

Audrey is a very popular girl's name in the United States. It has been in the top 500 names every year since 1884, and it has seen two spans in the top 100: between 1921 and 1940, and again beginning in 2002. In 2007, it ranked as the 51st most popular girl's name— its highest ranking yet.[1]

The popularity of the name Audrey in other countries[1]:

  • 50th - as a girl's name in France (2001)
  • 110th - as a girl's name in Canada (2005)
  • 194th - as a girl's name in Belgium (2005)
  • 345th - as a girl's name in Australia (2003)


FACTS

  • Audrey Hepburn was related to King George III of England, making her a distant cousin of Princess Diana of Wales and Prince Rainier of Monaco, as well as actor Humphrey Bogart.[1]
  • Audrey Flack (born 1931) is considered one of the twentieth century's most important and influential artists. She has done abstract expressionism, self-portraits, and sculptures, but is best known for her revolutionary work in the genre of photorealism. [1]
  • Audrey is the name of the female lead in the stage play and film Little Shop of Horrors. The blood guzzling plant at the focus of the story is called "Audrey Two" because the plant's owner, Seymour, is in love with Audrey.[1]

NAMESAKES

Name days, Feast Days or Saint Days:[1]

  • June 23rd- Catholic Church and France

Songs about Audrey:

  • "Audrey" (Dir en grey)
  • "Audrey´s Eyes" (Velocity Girl)[1]

Television Characters named Audrey:

Film Characters named Audrey:

  • Audrey Moulin Rouge
  • Audrey Ordinary People
  • Audrey Year of the Dog
  • Audrey Dunn Unbreakable
  • Audrey Fulquard The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Audrey Griswold Vacation
  • Audrey Reede Liar Liar[1]
  • Audrey As You Like It

FAMOUS PERSONS

Celebrity babies named Audrey:


NOTES

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_%28name%29 http://www.babynamefacts.com/babynames/namesakes.php?name=Audrey

Authors: JL Perry and Sarena Emily Levinson

Facts about AudreyRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 6  +
Meaning noble, strong  +
Meaningnc noble, strong  +
Name audrey  +
Origin English  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation AW-dree, Au-Dré  +
Rank in 2000s 81  +
Related Audelia  +, Audene  +, Audessa  +, Audi  +, Audie  +, Audra  +, Audree  +, Audreen  +, Audri  +, Audria  +, Audriana  +, Audrie  +, Audrielle  +, Audrina  +, Audris  +, Audry  +, and Etheldreda  +
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