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What does Aurelia mean?

Aurelia Pronunciation of Aurelia [au-re-lia] as a girls' name is pronounced aw-REEL-yah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Aurelia is "golden". Feminine of Aurelio. Name of several minor early saints. Revived as a given name in the 17th century.

Associated with: golden, saints, 17th century.


Aurelia has 25 variants: Aranka, Arela, Areli, Arelie, Arella, Arely, Aural, Auralia, Aurea, Aurel, Aureliana, Aurelie, Aurelina, Aurellia, Aurene, Auriel, Auriella, Aurielle, Aurita, Irelee, Ora, Oralia, Oralie, Orel and Orelia.

Creative forms:
(female) Arlia, Aurelin, ..

(male) Aureal, Aurela, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aurelia Wren (A.W.), ..

How popular is Aurelia?

Aurelia is a very prominent first name for women (#898 out of 4276, Top 21%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#89895 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Aurelia reached its apex position of #420 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #802 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Aurelia (#802 via latest list) are Arely (#775 via latest list), Areli (#1389), Orelia, Ora and Oralia. Usage of these relations of Aurelia was common among parents a century ago (median #1299) and is now significantly less. Arely has generally been preferred by parents, though Aurelia has grown trendy as well, while Ora is now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aurelia, Areli, Arely, Ora, Oralia, Orelia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Aurelia is alike in pronunciation to Aeriela, Ariela, Ariella, Ariellia, Auralee, Auralei, Aureola, Orela, Orelie and Orella. Other recommended names are Abbelina, Abelia, Accalia, Adela, Adelfa, Adelia, Adelita, Aemelia, Airlea, Airlia, Akela, Aletia, Alfredia, Allia, Amelda, Amelia, Amelina, Amelita, Amilia, Amillia, Anelisa, Angelia, Angelica, Angelika, Angelita, Anjela, Anjelica, Arcelia, Arcenia, Ardelia, Arelle, Aretta, Argelia, Arla, Arlea, Arlie, Arria, Asela, Attilia, Auberta, Audelia, Aurelle, Aureole, Auria, Avelina, Azelia, Camelia, Cecelia, Celia, Cerelia, Cloelia, Dorelia, Fecelia, Fidelia, Gormelia, Lorenia, Lucrecia, Lucretia, Mahelia, Pelia, Sarelia, Secelia, Terezia, Trevia and Ubelia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aurelia.

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