Sunday, 4 May 2014


Audrey Hepburn

Gender: feminine
Pronunciation: AWD-ree

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 "nobleand 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.

   Related names:

Æðelþryð - Anglo-Saxon (f)
Aldreda - Medieval English (f)
Audra - English (f)
Audrea - English (f)
Etheldred - Medieval English (f)
Etheldreda - Medieval English (f)

Audrey is ranked #41 in the United States, #499 in England/Wales, #21 in Canada, #35 in Australia, and #331 in France.

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