Audrey is a given name meaning "noble strength" from the old Anglo-SaxonEthel.. It is also the name of Saint Audrey or Saint Æthelthryt, a 7th century saint. Audrey was the 51st most popular name for girls born in 2007 in the United States and was the 173rd most common name for females in the United States in the 1990 census. It was also ranked in the top 100 most common names for girls in France, Belgium, and Canada in the past five years. The name has gained some popularity due to the fame of the actress Audrey Hepburn.