Origin of AubreyFrench Aubri from German Alberich from Old High German alb, elf + rihhi, ruler, realm: see Reich
- An English patronymic surname.
- A male given name from the same source, or transferred from the surname.
- A female given name of American usage since the 1970s.
From the French names Aubrey and Aubry; derived ultimately from the Germanic name Alberic, which consists of alb "elf" (from Proto-Germanic *albiz) + rīk (from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz). Cognates include: German Alberich, Italian Alberico.