US Popularity:201
Other Origin(s):French
Meaning:elf ruler
Though first emerging as a masculine name, it seems Aubrey's magical allure simply could not be contained. Springing from German and French origins, Aubrey enjoyed many variations before settling as the gender-neutral name it is today. Derived from the Old High German title Alberich, the name means "elf ruler" in homage to the mythological figure. In Proto-Germanic, the word albiz is often used interchangeably with any supernatural being, explaining Alberich's form as a powerful dwarf. Boasting the strength of twelve men and an invisible cloak, this enchanting ruler served as an inspiration for many mythological entities in literature—not least of all Shakespeare's fairy king Oberon. As the core identity of young Aubrey's name, this inspiring guardian paves the way for them to embrace their individuality to the fullest.

Aubrey Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Aubrey is currently #255 on The Bump
Boy:Aubrey is currently #191 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Aubrey is currently #147 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Aubrey is currently #201 in U.S. births
Boy:Aubrey is currently #2966 in U.S. births
Girl:Aubrey is currently #203 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 30
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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