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What does Aura mean?

Aura Pronunciation of Aura [au-ra] 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.

Associated with: greek, mythology, goddess.


Aura has 6 variants: Aure, Aurea, Auria, Auriana, Ora and Oria.

Affiliated girl names: Auralee and Isaura.

Creative forms:
(female) Arra, Aurad, ..

(male) Auias, Ausan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aura Marion (A.M.), ..

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. Demographics)

Aura reached its peak position of #775 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aura name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aura outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ora is the only other popular related form of Aura. Adoption of these relations of Aura was at its most widespread 125 years ago (median #580), but now, the version Ora has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aura, Ora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aura and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aura is pronounced similarly to Airi, Ara, Ari, Aria, Ariah, Arie, Ariya, Arria, Arrie, Arya, Eira, Eiry, Iara, Ira, Orah, Orra, Orya, Uira, Yaira, Yara and Yeira. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Adda, Adra, Adrea, Aeran, Afra, Agna, Aila, Aina, Aja, Alma, Alufa, Alura, Alva, Alya, Amara, Amia, Amira, Anda, Anka, Aphra, Arda, Arla, Asa, Asma, Assa, Atha, Aud, Auda, Audra, Audrea, Audry, Aural, Aurel, Aya, Ayda, Ayva, Azra, Azura, Azusa, Bora, Cera, Edra, Idra, Kira, Lara, Laura, Lura, Maura, Mera, Nora, Nura, Rora and Shura. These names tend to be less frequently used than Aura.

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