Name: Audrey

Origin and Meaning of the Name Audrey

  • Meaning:
    Noble strength
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    (AW dree)
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Miscellaneous Info for Audrey

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    English and French speaking countries
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    St Etheldreda is also known as St Audrey. She was an East Anglian princess who formed the monastery of Ely, and became its first Abbess. The word 'tawdry' comes from St Audrey. Admirers of St Audrey brought lacework to the annual fair in Ely, this later became seen as cheap and therefore tawdry.

    Audrey is one of the characters in Shakespeare's 'As you like it'. She is described as a country wench, who fools in love with Touchstone, the court fool.

    Audrey Hepburn was an actress and humanitarian, famous for appearing in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. Audrey Tautou is a French actress, she appeared in the film 'Amelie'.

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