• Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Noble strength

  • Audi, Audie, Audrie, Audry, Audrye
Name Info: 
One of the many name derived from the Old German "adal" and Old English"Aethel" meaning noble. Audrey is a contraction of Etheldreda.  After 1000 years Audrey became common as independent name in the 16th century.  
The word tawdry comes from the name because of the lace and other cheap ornaments sold at St Etheldreda's fair on the Isle of Ely where the 7th century Saint of the name had founded an abbey. It was particularly  popular in the 1930's.

Famous people named Audrey: 

  •  Audrey Hepburn, 1929-1993  English film actress and model.


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