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audrey

DIMINUTIVE OF:
aldreda
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > old english (anglo-saxon)
ORIGIN:
old english (anglo-saxon) 
NAME ROOT:
æTHEL þRýð > ÆTHELTHRYTH
MEANING:
This name derives from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) name “Æthelthryth”, composed of two elements: “æthel” (noble) plus “þrýð” (strength). The name means “noble strength, noble and strong” some form of the name is also used in Shakespeare's comedy "As you like it". Æthelthryth (or Æðelþryð; about 636–679) is the name for the Anglo-Saxon saint known, particularly in a religious context, as Etheldreda or Audrey. She was an East Anglian princess, a Fenland and Northumbrian queen and Abbess of Ely. The name gain luster and sheen thanks to the British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 1929–1993).
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
aldreda, etheldreda, etheldred, audrina
french
audrine
PET & SHORT FORM
english
audra, audrea, audie, dreda, audi, Audrie, Awdrie, Audrye

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Anglo-Saxon - Latinized
Æthelthryth
german
etheldreda
italian
Eteldreda
old english - anglo-saxon
etheldryd

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#32UNITED STATES RANKING

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
AUDREY, START THE REVOLUTION! ANBERLIN

Notable people and personalities​

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Audrey Emery (1904–1971), American heiress and socialite
Audrey Erskine Lindop (1920–1986), English writer
Audrey Flack (born 1931), American artist
Audrey Gibson (born 1956), Democratic member of the Florida State Senate
Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993), British actress and humanitarian
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Audrey Jones Beck (1924–2003), American art collector and patron
Audrey Landers (born 1956), American actress and singer
Audrey Long (born 1922), American actress
Audrey McLaughlin (born 1936), leader of Canada's New Democratic Party
Audrey Meadows (1922–1996), American actress
Audrey Mestre (1974–2002), French world record-setting freediver
Audrey Munson (1891–1996), American artist's model and film actress
Audrey Niffenegger (born 1963), American writer, artist and academic
Audrey Patterson (1926–1996), first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal
Audrey Richards (1899–1984), British social anthropologist
Audrey Sauret (born 1976), French basketball player
Audrey Tang (born 1981), Taiwanese free software programmer
Audrey Tautou (born 1976), French actress and model
Audrey Thomas (born 1935), Canadian novelist and short story writer
Audrey Vandervelden (born 1954), retired Canadian volleyball player
Audrey Wells (born 1960), American screenwriter, film director, and producer
Audrey Williamson (1926–2010), British athlete