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The name Aubrey is a baby boy name. The name Aubrey comes from the French origin. In French The meaning of the name Aubrey is: Blond ruler, elf ruler. From the Old French Auberi, a form of the Old German Alberich meaning elf ruler.  Although once common as a boy's name, today it is almost exclusively given to girls.


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Boy or Girl ?: boy
Origin of name: French
Meaning: Blond ruler, elf ruler. From the Old French Auberi, a form of the Old German Alberich meaning elf ruler.. Although once common as a boy's name, today it is almost exclusively given to girls.
Expression number: 9
SoulUrge Number: 7
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written by chelsea, September 11, 2007
i think the name aubrey is more commom now for girls. i dont think i have ever heard it used as a boys even though i know it was originally. my daughter's name is aubrey and i get many compliments on the name.
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written by Yo, November 25, 2007
My boyfriend and I are discussing baby names and I love Aubrey! He claims it is an african american name! I dont think so at all. and even if it were... I would still use it! I love the name!
my use of the name
written by a mother, December 08, 2007
My daughters name is Aubrey. I have never met a boy named Aubrey, the name is much more common for girls. I have recieved many compliments on this name.
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written by Aubrey, December 21, 2007
My parents heard the name AUBREY from the song by the old band called BREAD. In the song they talk about a girl named Aubrey. They loved it so that is what they named me. I am a girl but I think the name can be unisex. I would rather it not be used for guys, but i think it sounds fine either way. I also personally think it is a beautiful name and I like the fact that it is not on the "POPULAR BABY NAMES" list.
My grandFather's name
written by Ashleigh Byrd, December 22, 2007
My grandfather's name was Aubrey. When i'm ready to have my own children, My 1st son will have Aubrey as a name
Aubrey
written by Kiki, December 22, 2007
My husbends name is Aubrey, named for his grandfather, and i love the name though i think i prefere it for boys then girls
Aubreyanna Rain
written by Heather Aubrey, December 26, 2007
My grandfathers name is Aubrey and that is also my middle name!! So when i had my second daughter, I named her Aubreyanna (my grandfathers name and grandmothers name i put them together)and had lots of compliments!
I love the name Aubrey n i feel it is more so for a girl, Plus its unique!
written by Aubrey Rene, January 01, 2008
Aubrey is uncommonly heard of to begin with, but i personally have only ever heard of it used for girls. Plus my parents liked the song Aubrey by Bread, It spoke of girl named Aubrey, and how she was born in June... which i was. But its my name n i absolutely adore it!
aubrey
written by aubrey mann, January 16, 2008
my name is aubrey i have met more girls named aubrey than guys
Girl Name!
written by Aubrey Rebekah, January 29, 2008
My name is Aubrey and i was named after my great grandmother. I used to not like my name at all but now i love it and i am so glad that my parents decided on it. Im also glad that my name isnt something really popular like Brittany, sarah or Katelyn.
According to this site it is a boy name, I don't a
written by Aubrey, February 20, 2008
My mother picked out my name long before I was born when she was a teenager. Me being the forth child and the second daughter, she decided to give me this name, because it fit my personality. She said that I was not a very ordinary girl nor was my name! Just like the lyrics in the song by a band called Bread my mom used to listen to in the 70's. I really love my name and that song, which my mother has played for me since I was born. She, my name and that song make me feel very special.
Aubrey is a man's name
written by aubrey james shepherd, March 05, 2008
When I was young, illiterate people called me audrey, a traditional female name, even though I was a male born in 1940 and named for a man born before 1900, who was my father's school superintendent.
Bread popularized a song. Listen closely to the lyrics and realize that the song is about a girl named aubrey, the equivalent of a boy named Sue. So stop naming your girls aubrey. It means KING of the Elves. And it was more common in Great Britain in the 1800s, as in Aubrey Beardsley, the artist and others. It also was a family name, a last name.
But bless all the little girls burdened with the name since the Bread song went on the radio in the 1970s. It is a pretty song about a girl with a boy's name. Listen to the first few lines and that is clear even in the song about a special girl with a boy's name.
Aubrey is a BOY's name-- let's stop taking all the
written by Becky, May 17, 2008
I realize that people use Aubrey for a girl's name, but the meaning and the origins are CLEAR in that this is a BOY'S name! KING of the Elves-- that's pretty clear-- a King is a MAN. There are thousands of lovely girl names, but it's rare to come up with uncommon and nice boy names, so I wish that people would keep a boy's name as a boy's name and find something else.
As a mom to an AIDEN (another very strong, Irish BOY name) it's hard to see it now being used for a girl. It just doesn't make sense
I have to agree with Aubrey James' comment.
written by Angie, July 16, 2008
My husband and I named our son, now 1 1/2 yrs old, James Aubrey (ironic, eh?) We enjoy the Master and Commander series by Patrick O'brian. Jack Aubrey is the main character in the books, which is a big reason why we chose Aubrey for our son's middle name. We considered making it his first name, but we decided to go with James since it's a family name. At the time, I had known of one guy named Aubrey, and had never ever heard of a girl with that name. I later found out that it is becoming a common girls name. I hope as my son gets older he isn't embarrassed to have a "girl's" name. Historically it's a boys name, as was Ashley. I prefer both Ashley and Aubrey for boys names.
my mother gave me the name aubrey
written by aubrey, August 17, 2008
i'm glad that my mother gave me the name aubrey i'm a guy and i think its very unique because most of the aubrey i know are girls :D I love my name and I thank my mother for knowing that its a name for boys she is also the first one that told me the meaning. when i was young I thought my mother had a mistake when she gave me the name because people are always asking me "why did your mother name you aubrey?". and before I don't know what to say to them, but now i'm proud and thankful that my name is aubrey. :D

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