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Aubrey

[aw-bree] /ˈɔ bri/
noun
1.
John, 1626–97, English antiquary.
2.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “elf” and “ruler.”.
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  • This paragraph was added later by Aubrey, perhaps from information supplied by E. Phillips.

  • It is not unlikely that some gossip of the Lady Aubrey sort had reached him.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Aubrey Flood was the first, without a hat and in an ordinary lounge suit.

    The Socialist Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Aubrey says the same of the Scotch of his day, and the custom is not yet extinct.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • Well, my dear Aubrey, may Heaven in its own good time crown your virtuous efforts—your unconquerable resolution—with success!

British Dictionary definitions for Aubrey

Aubrey

/ˈɔːbrɪ/
noun
1.
John. 1626–97, English antiquary and author, noted for his vivid biographies of his contemporaries, Brief Lives (edited 1898)
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Word Origin and History for Aubrey

masc. personal name, from Old French Auberi, from Old High German 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 for boys, which faded in proportion.

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