Audrey Sampson in the US

  1. #1,043,801 Audrey Landry
  2. #1,043,802 Audrey Mcknight
  3. #1,043,803 Audrey Moses
  4. #1,043,804 Audrey Nolan
  5. #1,043,805 Audrey Sampson
  6. #1,043,806 Audrey Stafford
  7. #1,043,807 Audrey Weeks
  8. #1,043,808 Audry Jones
  9. #1,043,809 August Thompson
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Meaning & Origins

Much altered form of the Old English girl's name Æðelþryð, derived from æðel ‘noble’ + þryð ‘strength’. This was the name of a 6th-century saint (normally known by the Latinized form of her name, Etheldreda), who was a particular favourite in the Middle Ages. According to tradition she died from a tumour of the neck, which she bore stoically as a divine punishment for her youthful delight in fine necklaces. The name went into a decline at the end of the Middle Ages, when it came to be considered vulgar, being associated with tawdry, that is, lace and other goods sold at fairs held in her name (the word deriving from a misdivision of Saint Audrey). Shakespeare bestowed it on Touchstone's comic sweetheart in As You Like It. In the 20th century, such associations largely forgotten, the name was revived, partly due in the 1950s and 60s to the popularity of the actress Audrey Hepburn (1929–93).
350th in the U.S.
English, Dutch, and Jewish: variant of Samson. The -p- was introduced in the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Shimshon. The English surname has also long been established in Ireland. In North America, this name has absorbed other European cognates, for example Greek Sampsonakis, Sampsonides.
864th in the U.S.

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