What does Aura mean?
Aura /au-ra/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced AWR-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Aura is "wind". Greek mythology: Aura was the goddess of breezes. The word is used to describe the atmosphere surrounding an individual.
How popular is Aura?
Aura is a very prominent first name for females (#1309 out of 4276, Top 31%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#109915 out of 150436, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Aura for girls. Aura reached its peak position of #741 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Aura and affiliated names. Aurea and Ora are the popular related forms of Aura. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3823%) and is now significantly lower, with the versions Aurea and Ora becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Aura is pronounced similarly to Airi, Ara▼, Ari, Aria▲, Arria, Arya▲, Eira, Iara, Ira▼, Orra, Uira and Yara. Other suggested similar baby names are Abra, Adra, Afra, Alura, Auda, Audra▼, Aural, Azra, Azura, Lura▼ and Nura. These names tend to be less frequently used than Aura.