Today is the 85th anniversary of the birth of Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, so I thought I would do this post in her honor.
Audrey is a Medieval diminutive of the name Æðelþryð, which is derived from the Old English elements æðel meaning "noble" and þryð "strength".
This was the name of 7th century saint, a princess of East Anglia. It was also used for a character in Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It. Although it is commonly used in girls, it is sometimes used in boys.
Æðelþryð - Anglo-Saxon (f)
Aldreda - Medieval English (f)
Audra - English (f)
Audrea - English (f)
Etheldred - Medieval English (f)
Etheldreda - Medieval English (f)