Aubrey

Aubrey m, f
English: from a Norman French form of the Germanic name Alberic, composed of the elements alb elf, supernatural being + ric power. This was the (appropriate) name, according to Germanic mythology, of the king of the elves. The native Old English cognate, Ælfrīc, borne by a 10th-century archbishop of Canterbury, did not long survive the Conquest. Aubrey was a relatively common given name during the Middle Ages, but later fell out of favour. Its occurrence since the 19th century may in part represent a transferred use of the surname derived from the Norman given name, as well as a revival of the latter.

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  • Aubrey — ist der Name von Personen: Aubrey Addams (*1987), US amerikanische Pornodarstellerin James Aubrey (1947–2010), britischer Schauspieler John Aubrey (1626–1697), britischer Altertumsforscher und Autor Juliet Aubrey (* 1969), englische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aubrey — Aubrey, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 221 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.344423 sq. miles (0.892051 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.344423 sq. miles (0.892051 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Aubrey, AR — U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 221 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.344423 sq. miles (0.892051 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.344423 sq. miles (0.892051 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Aubrey, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 1500 Housing Units (2000): 597 Land area (2000): 2.082305 sq. miles (5.393144 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.082305 sq. miles (5.393144 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Aubrey — Aubrey, Aubry englische, französische Form von → Alberich (Bedeutungszusammensetzung aus: »Naturgeist« und »Herrscher«) …   Deutsch namen

  • Aubrey — masc. personal name, from O.Fr. Auberi, from O.H.G. Alberich ruler of elves, or *Alb(e)rada elf counsel (fem.). In U.S., it began to be used as a girl s name c.1973 and was among the top 100 given names for girls born 2006 2008, eclipsing its use …   Etymology dictionary

  • Aubrey — Aubrey1 [ô′brē] n. [Fr Aubri < Ger Alberich < OHG alb,ELF + rihhi, ruler, realm: see REICH] a masculine name Aubrey2 [ô′brē] John 1626 97; Eng. biographer & antiquary …   English World dictionary

  • Aubrey — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Aubrey imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = unisex meaning = rules the elves region = origin = related names = footnotes = Of Teutonic origin, Aubrey means Fair Ruler of the Little People , or King of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Aubrey — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Aubrey est à l origine un prénom anglais à la fois masculin et féminin. Le prénom masculin est issu de l ancien prénom français Aubry, Aubery qui est le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aubrey — This interesting name, with variant spelling Aubrey, Aubray, Aubry, Aubery, Aubury and Obray, derives from three possible origins. Firstly, the name may come from the Middle English and Old French personal name Aubri , itself deriving from the… …   Surnames reference

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