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From the Latin word "aureus" which means "gold".
-- LilyDeParis75  8/25/2005
I once read that the firstname "Aurelie" came from the Greek "Aurum", meaning "gold".
-- orealwrens  10/26/2005
In France, the saint day for "Aurelie" is on the October 15th.
-- orealwrens  10/26/2005
In 2003, 704 Aurelie's were born;
Between 1940 and 2003, 168700 Aurelie's were born;
In 2003 Aurelie was the 89th name given in France;
From 1940 til 2003, Aurelie is the 22nd name given in France.
Aurelie was the first name given to girls in 1983, in France.
Various meanings can be found:
Light blow (Greek)
Sun (Etruscan)
My Light (Hebrew)
-- orealwrens  10/26/2005
Beautiful supermodel Aurelie Neukens born in Belgium bears the name.
-- audreyhubley  8/28/2006
This name is pretty, but I think it sounds too much like 'orally' when said in English.
-- Anonymous User  10/15/2006
Or the Irish surname, O'Reilly, which is not so bad.
-- leananshae  11/27/2007
Pronounced ahoo-RAY-lee-eh.
-- sarahj  4/8/2008
The name is beautiful, but in English-speaking countries, it would surely lead to rather nasty ora-LEE jokes with a fake French accent. With the stress on the first syllable, it would be even worse.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
Aurélie is a beautiful name.
-- scholasticastewart  7/8/2008
Assuming this wonderful name is being correctly spoken with a FRENCH accent, it is one of the most beautiful names I've ever heard - so delicate. Unfortunately, as has already been noted, not so good otherwise.
-- padfoot443  7/12/2008
Pronounced properly, this is an exquisite name, hands down.

And unlike the "terror"/"Terra" pair, I can't see how "Aurélie" can sound like "orally" -- oh wait, I forgot. English doesn't treat differently-accented vowels as different sounds, and uses "é" and "è" to represent the same thing: an unnaturally-placed stress on an "e" vowel in some poetry (such as in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries). And given that this practice is dying out... yeah. Fine.

(Woe betide any who mutilate this name in a mocking manner.)
I may heartily recommend this name, but I also see how mutilation is possible. If you like, swap out the ending "e" for an "a" and you get "Aurelia" (which, I'm surprised to note, isn't at all [officially] proposed by this site), which, by this site's pronunciation guide, would be pronounced "aw-REL-ee-ə".
-- seraphine_eternal  4/13/2012
Use of the name Aurélie in France was extremely rare before the 1980's, when it became considerably trendy. It's height of popularity was in 1983.
-- bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013

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