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What does Aurel mean?

Aurel Pronunciation of Aurel [au-rel] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Aurel) is of Latin derivation, and the name Aurel means "golden". Aurel is an alternate spelling of Aurelio (Latin).

Associated with: golden.


Aurel has 1 variant: Oriel.

3 more relations via Aurelio: Aureli, Aurelius and Aurelo.

Creative forms:
(male) Alrel, Aorel, ..

(female) Aune, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aurel Rafael (A.R.), ..

How popular is Aurel?

Aurel is an uncommon given name for men. Aurel is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Aurel (not ranked) is Aurelio (#1640 in recent rankings). Adoption of this relation of Aurel was widespread among parents in 1993 (#1006) and is almost as widespread today. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aurelio in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Aurel is alike in pronunciation to Aeriel, Aeriell, Airel, Airyel, Airyell, Arel, Ariel, Ariell, Aryel, Aryell, Erol, Errol, Erryl, Oral, Orel, Orrel and Uriel. Other suggested similar names are Aaren, Abdel, Abel, Abiel, Abriel, Abyel, Acel, Adael, Adeel, Adiel, Adriel, Ahren, Airen, Aksel, Alured, Amel, Amyel, Anael, Angel, Anjel, Anwel, Ardel, Arek, Aren, Arnel, Arren, Asiel, Askel, Atreo, Aube, Auben, Aubrey, Auden, Auron, Autrey, Avel, Averel, Aviel, Avrel, Avrell, Avyel, Axel, Ayren, Azarel, Azrael, Azreel, Azriel, Azryel, Buel, Burnel (see Burnell), Carel, Darel, Guriel, Harel, Jerel, Jorel, Nuriel and Sorel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aurel.

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