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So pretty!
Hekate Rose  8/22/2019
Aura Blackquill is a character in the video game series Ace Attorney. She is Simon's older sister.
kayisforkeen  5/9/2019
Unique name, gives you a mystical/floaty vibe. Kind of a twist on Aurora I think, which I like that name too.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2019
Aura is the name of a song by Lady Gaga, from her album ARTPOP.
Buneary  9/30/2018
Really pretty.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
The tune to the hit song 'Love Me Tender' is a Civil War era folk song called Aura Lea. The song 'Aura Lea' (or Lee) is a love song with completely different lyrics than the 1900s pop song.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/14/2017
Aura is the name of a minor character in Dragon Age Origins: Awakening.
Athanasia21  7/6/2017
This name is also used in Finland. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  4/16/2017
Also a Modern Greek variant transcription of Avra.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/3/2017
The name Aura was given to 94 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
My name is Aura and I hated having such a unique name in the 80s. Now that people have moved beyond the top 100 names, I've grown to like it. I would be careful to only pair the name with a last name that is easy to pronounce.
Aura Kristine  11/27/2015
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
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
I love how some of you are passive aggressive with how to pronounce this name. The name "Sade" ==how do you pronounce that? According to the singer, she says it's pronounced "Shar-Day". Who are we to argue with it? I look at it and phonetically I want to say "Sade" like shade. But she says no, that's not right.


So for the "Aura" who loves her name pronounced with the "OR-Rah". Good for you. *Clap, clap, clap*. But how do you come on here and then say right above and after another Aura, who was very clear in saying that she pronounces her name "Awr-rah" as she's wrong?! Making some sort of reference to a grade school teacher who is mispronouncing the name. Get over yourself.

My name is Aura. I pronounce it the way my family pronounced it, the way everyone around me pronounced it which was definitely NOT "ORRAH". You pronounce your Aura the way you want to but don't tell others they're wrong for how they pronounce their names.

Oh and by the way, my family is Spanish speaking, so it's said phonetically, so it would sound more like "Ah-oo-ra". To someone who's not used to the Spanish accent and pronunciation, it might sound more like "Ow-oo-dah" (say it quickly) which again, sounds nothing like "ORRAH".

By the way, I have read on multiple sites that the Aura in reference to the light, seeing Aura's and energy is pronounced like "Orrah" but as a name, it is pronounced like Awr-rah.

And the Laura reference? No, that won't do. I've heard way too many people say, "La-ow-ra" when it's spelled "Laura". And "Lorrah" when it's spelled LORA.
So yes, there's a difference.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2018
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
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
Can also be pronounced "OR-uh".
CarefullySoaring  6/25/2013
Also common in Catalonia.
overtheclouds  12/24/2012
I would love to name my daughter Aura. Her sisters could be Echo, Mirage, and Spirit. :D
KaylaKool  6/23/2012
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
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
Also a Finnish name.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2010
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
Aura is an extremely attractive name; Autumn and the rarer name, Autra, also have the "Au" prefix.
Emma McHnery  1/12/2009
This is a nice name, but it's a bit new-age-y.
slight night shiver  4/19/2008
An Aura is the feeling or sensation a person gets right before they have a seizure.
joanie2007  7/10/2007
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
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
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
My mother's name is Aura. It's a very popular name in Guatemala and El Salvador.
hprocks25  9/12/2006
In Latin, "aura" means "air, blowing, breath, wind, upper air, heaven, smell, glitter, echo".
― Anonymous User  4/18/2006
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
A beautiful name with a graceful meaning, I think it fits a special person who is really unique!
Milene  3/13/2006
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
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

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