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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.

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 code: 02680
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 34.718058 N, 90.899507 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72311
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Aubrey, AR
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: 04600
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.307148 N, 96.983970 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 76227
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Aubrey, TX

Aubrey is an English given name. The name is a Norman French derivation of the Germanic given name Alberic, which consists of the elements alf "elf" and ric "power", with the meaning of "Fair Ruler of the Little People." Before the Norman conquest, the Anglo-Saxons used the corresponding variant Ælf-rīc (see Ælfric).

An early female form is recorded as Aubrée and does not share the same etymology. It is instead derived from the Germanic Albereda or Alberada. It can be found in certain genealogies of the noble Norman families (See f. e. Aubrey of Buonalbergo).

The name is traditionally male, but is more commonly used as a feminine name in the United States. It was the 20th most popular name given to girls born in the United States in 2014. The variants Aubree and Aubrie were the 61st most and 428th most popular given names for girls respectively. It was last ranked among the top 1,000 most common names for boys in the United States in 2002. It was the 479th most common name for all males in the United States in the 1990 census.

Aubrey (archbishop of Reims)

Aubrey (or Alberic of Humbert) was the Archbishop of Reims from 1207 to 1218. He was a warrior prelate, participating in both the Albigensian Crusade of 1209 and the Fifth Crusade. In the latter, he travelled with the Hungarian troops.

Aubrey (The X-Files)

"Aubrey" is the twelfth episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files, and the thirty-sixth episode overall. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States on . It was written by Sara B. Charno and directed by Rob Bowman. The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology. "Aubrey" received a Nielsen rating of 10.2 and was watched by 9.7 million households. The episode received mixed to positive reviews from television critics.

The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder ( David Duchovny) and Dana Scully ( Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. Mulder is a believer in the paranormal, while the skeptical Scully has been assigned to debunk his work. In the episode, Mulder and Scully believe that a serial killer from the 1940s passed his genetic trait of violence to his grandchild after a detective, BJ Morrow (Deborah Strang) mysteriously uncovers the remains of an FBI agent who disappeared almost fifty years before while investigating a modern-day murder case similar to the older cold case.

Although "Aubrey" was written by Charno, Glen Morgan and James Wong, who had written for The X-Files before, provided additional contributions to the story. The story for the episode developed around the concept of 50-year-old murders and the transfer of genetic memory. This was later combined with a separate concept about a female serial killer. Terry O'Quinn, who guest stars in the episode, would later play roles in the 1998 feature film, the ninth season episode " Trust No 1", become a recurring character as Peter Watts on Millennium, and appear on the short-lived series Harsh Realm. Strang's work on the episode was submitted for Emmy consideration.

Aubrey (disambiguation)

Aubrey is a given name and surname of French origin.

Aubrey may also refer to:

Aubrey (producer)

Aubrey is a techno and house music producer and DJAllen Saei. (Not to be confused with the female vocal artist Aubrey Ayala.)

Allen grew up in the suburbs of Portsmouth. When he moved to Cowplain, he had a red nose as a result of having a cold. As the new boy at school, he was teased as having a nose like the contemporary animation character Aubrey (TV series), and the nickname stuck.

As an adolescent, Aubrey became interested in hip-hop. As well as being the leader of the 247 crew (of breakdancers), he is one of the few people from the area to have attended UK Fresh 86. As well as an interest in hip-hop, Aubrey also had an interest in the Chicago sound.

In the summer of 1989, Aubrey got his first booking at a warehouse rave. It was at this time that he started to regularly attend Thursday nights at Top Cats in North End (now the Post Office social club) where he met DJ Pete Couzens, and his peers (Dave Nutbeem, Trevor Mann, Ghost, Jake Marsh, Starry, Johnny Pain and others).Newbeat Promotions Organizers Jim (MC Lucky)....Pete Cohman...And Brendan Oneill.......Got Aubrey His First Gigs At Central Park.....After Playing A Tape To Dave Joyce in PowerHouse Records

Aubrey became a regular at Central Park at Ritzy's nightclub, and this later lead to regular nights at  Sterns Nightclub in Worthing. As well as DJing, he could often be found behind the counter in Razzle's on a Saturday, and later went to work in the rival Jelly Jam outlet.

As well as DJing, he turned his hand to music making with the nascent Solid Groove label. (Not to be confused with Dave Taylor, who is signed to Classic Records, who uses the moniker Swing and Solid Groove.) He also opened a record shop with the name Solid Groove on Albert Road. The shop was in existence from February 1995 onwards. Working with him in the shop was Mark Ambrose. Sam Foot was involved in the artwork and the design of the Solid Groove logo, as well as doing album artwork for Luke Slater.

It was at this time that as well as Solid Groove releases making headway in the States, and appearing in top 10 playlists, it seemed to herald a south coast explosion occurring, with the successes of Steve Paton (Intelligence Records), Russ Gabriel (Ferox) and Mark Ambrose (Crayon) as both artists and DJs. Both Aubrey and Mark are frequently cited as key individuals in the Tech house genre.

In addition to producing, he worked as a music lecturer at South Downs College, prior to leaving the UK, to reside in the province of Valencia in Spain.

He moved to a remote hamlet in Spain in 2003, and his geographical distance coupled with a lack of access to the Spanish telephony network has seen him out of contact with his musical peers until recently. Being denied access for five years to the internet, to land lines, and to mobile phones saw him readily re-embrace the internet with his renewing contact with the wider world by means of his aubreysolidgroove and allenalien pages on MySpace, as well as the Aubreys Chicago acid house group forum on Facebook.

Aubrey (song)

"Aubrey" is a song written and composed by David Gates, and originally recorded by the pop-rock group Bread, of which Gates was the leader and primary music producer. It appeared on Bread's 1972 album Guitar Man. The single lasted 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 15.

David Gates wrote the song after watching Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn.

This song swapped the assumed gender of the name Aubrey, nearly extinguishing its use as a male name and popularizing it as a female name up to the present. Actress Aubrey Plaza is named after the song, and Canadian rapper Drake's birth name is Aubrey.

A soul-jazz interpretation of the main melody of the song by saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. was sampled on the 1998 song "Step to My Girl" by Oakland-based hip-hop group Souls of Mischief. This version provided inspiration in turn for the song " Step" by American indie rock band Vampire Weekend.

Aubrey (TV series)

Aubrey is a 1980 British cartoon series. There was just one season of 39 cartoons in colour, each lasting six minutes. They were produced by D. P. Films (Derek Phillips films) for ITV channel. The cartoons were directed by Derek Phillips, who also produced them. The animators were Martin Chatfield, Andy Wagner, Rose Welsh and Joanne Gooding.

Aubrey was a small round orange character with a huge nose who had many different adventures. Sometimes an inventor, he would need to make things in his shed, to the accompaniment of lots of loud hammering. The artwork, animation and music were simplistic but Aubrey was a popular series. Episode titles included: "Aubrey's Boat", "Aubrey's Garden", "Aubrey's Framed", "Aubrey and the Beanstalk", "Aubrey Discovers Soap", "Aubrey's Apple Tree", "Aubrey's Fire Engine", "Aubrey's Treasure", "Aubrey's Radio", "Aubrey's Cruise", "Aubrey Plays Golf", and "In Time".

So far, only six episodes of Aubrey have been released on DVD.

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Usage examples of "aubrey".

The loss of his wife before Aubrey was out of short coats had caused Sir Francis to immure himself in the fastness of his manor, some fifteen miles from York, and to remain there, sublimely indifferent to the welfare of his offspring, abjuring the society of his fellows.

Neither Venetia nor Aubrey had been farther from Undershaw than Scarborough, and their acquaintance was limited to the few families living within reach of the Manor.

Neither repined, Aubrey because he shrank from going amongst strangers, Venetia because it was not in her nature to do so.

He then scowled at Aubrey, who was looking at him with derision in his eyes, and relapsed into blushful silence.

Unable to shake off the sustaining grip on his elbow Aubrey submitted to it, but his thank you was icily uttered, and he made no attempt to stir from where he was standing until Edward removed his hand.

Damerel for holding her so cheap, became so nearly cross that Aubrey asked her if she felt quite the thing.

Croyde was kneeling beside Aubrey, who was lying just clear of the ditch which, with the hedge above it, separated the stubble-field from a stretch of pasturage.

No complaint was uttered, but when he was lifted down from the chaise Aubrey fainted again.

Damerel, quizzing him, but with such an understanding smile in his eves that Aubrey forbore to take offence.

By the time the letter reached Undershaw she was much more anxious than she cared to betray to Nurse, who had been prophesying disaster ever since the discovery that Aubrey had not come home to share a nuncheon with his sister.

He writes however that although Aubrey believes himself to have fallen on that leg, he thinks, from the spraining of his right ankle, that it was not so and he has done no more than jar the weak joint.

Biblical turn of the conversation that her guardian was strongly moved, Venetia applied herself for the next twenty minutes to the task of soothing her agitation, pointing out to her that they had more reason to liken Damerel to the Good Samaritan than to the wicked, and coaxing her to accept her own determination to go to Aubrey as something as harmless as it was inevitable.

It appeared that Nurse had graciously conferred this honour upon him, but whether she had done so because she was won over by his tact, or because she knew that Aubrey would strenuously resist any attempt to reduce him to nursery status, remained undisclosed.

She was representing to Venetia in persuasive terms how unnecessary it was for her to remain at the Priory another instant when Aubrey woke up, rather cross, and complaining that he was hot, thirsty, and uncomfortable.

The thing is, you see, that I so seldom talk to anyone but Aubrey that I forget to take care what I say when I go into company.