Audrey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English Æþelþryþ, from æþel (noble) + þryþ (strength).

Proper noun[edit]

Audrey

  1. A female given name.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It: Act III, Scene III:
      Touchstone. Come, sweet Audrey, / We must be married, or we must live in bawdry.
    • 2004, Anne Frasier, Play dead (ISBN 9780739442760)
      She hates her name. What was wrong with the name Audrey? It may not have been something Elise would choose now, but she'd been eighteen when her daughter was born, and the name had seemed pretty damn cool.
  2. (very rare) A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

  • tawdry, derived from "Saint Audrey".

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Audrey

  1. A female given name borrowed from English, popular in the 1980s.