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Audrey is a feminine given name of Old English origin. There are many versions of Audrey, including Audie, Audra and Audrea. In the 17th century, the word "tawdry", meaning "cheap and pretentious", came from the name Saint Audrey. That made use of Audrey decline. However, in the 19th century, it was revived. It peaked during the interbellum period in the United States. It reached rank #41 for 2012.

Famous people named Audrey include Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Meadows and Audrey Tautou. A hurricane with this name struck the southern United States in June 1957.


  • Audrey Assad (1983- ), American contemporary Christian musician
  • Audrey Brown (1913–2005), British athlete
  • Audrey Emerton (1935)
  • Audrey Lawson-Johnston (1915- ), last survivor of the shipwreck Lusitania
  • Audrey McLaughlin (1936- ), Canadian politician, former leader of the New Democratic Party
  • Audrey Meaney (1931- ) British archaeologist
  • Audrey de Montigny (1985- ), French-Canadian singer
  • Audrey Richards (1899–1984), British anthropologist
  • Audrey Terras (1942- ) American mathematician
  • Audrey Williamson (1926- ), British athlete


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