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Also an ancient Greek name from the ancient Greek word "aura", meaning "soft wind". In Greek mythology Aura was the goddess of the dawn wind, daughter of Perivoia and the Titan Lelantas.
-- Damis  3/4/2005
This is a beautiful name. A bearer of this name is in the poem: Aura Lee. It could also mean 'golden light.'
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
A beautiful name with a graceful meaning, I think it fits a special person who is really unique!
-- Milene  3/13/2006
Aura is sometimes associated with migraines and headaches which is a bit hesitating to name someone this, though it is a pretty name. A nice nickname would be "Auri" or "Aurie" instead of just Aura. A bearer of this name is Aura Catherine Williams b. July, 25 1913.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2006
In Latin, "aura" means "air, blowing, breath, wind, upper air, heaven, smell, glitter, echo".
-- antiquitas  4/18/2006
My mother's name is Aura. It's a very popular name in Guatemala and El Salvador.
-- hprocks25  9/12/2006
A soft, beautiful name with a mysterious yet simple and radiant quality. The meaning "soft breeze" is just sweet. I think this is a lovely name. I'd name my daughter this. Though I dislike when people pronounce Aura as OR-ah, that just isn't right. Sounds like they are trying to pronounce some exotic oriental name, lol. AW-rah is the correct pronunciation, at least to my ears and my taste.
-- Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
Aura means "breeze" or "soft breeze" in Greek and Latin, so its origin is Greek not English. The more original Greek name is Aure (aw-REE) which I too like, perhaps even more but it's not in the name list. I think both are just soft and lovely.
-- Loni_maryrose  6/4/2007
Aura was the name of the heroine in the Flash Gordon serials, made in the 1930's and 40's.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2007
No, actually, Aura was the daughter of the evil Emperor Ming. So she was the Princess. The heroine was Dale.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2007
An Aura is the feeling or sensation a person gets right before they have a seizure.
-- joanie2007  7/10/2007
This is a nice name, but it's a bit new-age-y.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
Aura is an extremely attractive name; Autumn and the rarer name, Autra, also have the "Au" prefix.
-- Emma McHnery  1/12/2009
I guess it's sort of new age-y, like someone else said, but it's one of few "word names" I like. I currently love the combination Aura Clair (without the 'e', to reflect a surname like St. Clair).
-- erb816  12/28/2009
Also a Finnish name.
-- Anonymous User  5/9/2010
Pretty. Kind of overly-modern and a bit corny, but pretty. It's a lot easier to pronounce than Aurora, and it's less used, too.
-- Black_X  8/1/2011
This name is on the top of my list should I have children. Elegant, evocative, mystical. Would suit a child gifted in the arts, especially music and poetry. Or any little girl who is bright and charismatic.

To the poster who mentioned the combination of "Aura Lee" there is the French "Aurelie".
-- arxsyn  5/9/2012
I would love to name my daughter Aura. Her sisters could be Echo, Mirage, and Spirit. :D
-- KaylaKool  6/23/2012
Also common in Catalonia.
-- overtheclouds  12/24/2012
Can also be pronounced "OR-uh".
-- CarefullySoaring  6/25/2013
In Finnish Aura is derived from Aurora (or the Finnish alternative form, Auroora), but it also means 'plough', is both a river and a municipality in southwest Finland, and is a popular type of blue cheese. As a given name it has been used over 3000 times and as a surname it has had a bit under a thousand bearers.
-- Anonymous User  10/3/2013
Hmm, it's definitely not AWR-ə. The aur syllable is pronounced more like OR. It would be more like OR-ə. Just like Laura.
-- Anonymous User  12/27/2013
My name is Aura. The correct pronunciation is in fact "Aw-ra" I have no idea how "Au" suddenly becomes like "Or" just because an r follows it. "Au-tumn" is still pronunced "Aw-tumn". August is "Aw-gust". If it were "Aurgust" it wouldn't become "Orgust". That's just silly.

Aura is "Aw-rah". It's a simple two-syllable name. You don't get to change pronunciation rules to fit your mispronunciation of the name.

And to those who think it's "new agey"-- it's only become that because of new-agers. It's been around much longer than they have. I love my name and wouldn't trade it for the world. But you will pronounce it correctly.
-- AraShinyan  1/17/2015
Actually, my name is Aura and it's pronounced OR-RAH. The english word meaning a spiritual essence that surrounds a person is also pronounced this way... I would know this because my mother is very spiritual and reads Auras as well as tarot cards and such. AU is also pronounced OH in French (café AU lait) as well as in dutch. In some languages, it is similarly pronounced OW, which is much closer to OH than it is to AWR

Pronouncing it AWR-RAH or however sounds like a substitute teacher is reading the name wrong and it needs to be corrected. Maybe in some parts of the world it is pronounced this way (i'm not so sure), but if you're living in Canada or the USA then it is incorrect
-- aura.n23  8/5/2015

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