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Better than the weirdly insane Oralie.
RHAWK3935  10/17/2019
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I love Aurelia with the Italian pronunciation, I find it a very regal and elegant name.
― Anonymous User  10/7/2019
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One of my favorite names. I personally like the meaning of the name, in particular (which is 'gold').
Feiticeiro  7/9/2019
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Names with the "AU" sound are particularly pretty to me and Aurelia is totally no exception!
wh0sbad  7/4/2019
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This name is divine beauty, I love it. Much better than Amelia and stuff like that.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2019
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My little girl is named Aurelia, and her middle name is Autumn (she is an October baby!). I fell in love with the name Aurelia when I was 14 and saw the film Love Actually. When I researched the name whilst pregnant and found it had some Italian roots, it was easy to convince my husband who is half Italian that if we had a baby girl, she would be our own little Aurelia. Most people say the name sounds like that of a Princess :)
Nicnic89  12/24/2018
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I really like it. It's really elegant.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2018
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So my name is Aurelia, I’m 18 and in college and I personally pronounce it “uh-REEL-ya” although I have learned to respond to different pronunciations. I would say that I consider “ah-RAY-li-ah” or “ow-REEL-ya” wrong however. I do have to say I have loved always being the only person with my name wherever I go, but it does kind of suck that I can never find any generic personalized gifts with my name already there. Some of my nicknames have included Rilly, (rih-lee) Reely, and Reals. My mom was also considering the name Aurora before I was born.
AureliaGoodman  11/16/2018
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In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Aurelia who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 2636th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2018
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Doesn't flow off the tongue well and has too many different pronunciations.
Luvbug86  10/4/2018
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Aurelia is a wonderful name! It sounds golden and shimmery. While it was very common in the Roman Empire, I think it'd suit an English girl just fine.

Some names with a similar feel include Antonia, Cecelia, Celeste, Eulalia, Lucinda, and Ophelia.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2018
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Such a pleasant sounding name, reminds me of a beautiful blossom. Sounds very floral.
futuremother99  9/5/2018
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This is gorgeous and I love the name. I love the pronunciation and it sounds good too. I am even planning to get pregnant and I will name her Aurelian. It's a lovely name any way. Thanks.
Martha sarfo  3/16/2018
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I like "Aurora" better. Aurelia is too long. Also, you spelled her name wrong, lol.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2018
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Aurelia is my name and I love it.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2016
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Aurelia is my name and because I am Romanian, as in Latin (apart from a few diphthongs and triphthongs) every written letter is also a sound, thus we break the syllables down and pronounce it like this a:-u:-ré-li-a.
I get called Ariela a lot as people have difficulties pronouncing it right but I prefer that to Orelia which means ear in Portuguese. It makes the name ugly that way. Please do not pronounce it Oh-rey-lia. Not even Italians say it that way.
Aurelia....  7/31/2016
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I'm probably just being immature, but I always think of "oral" when I hear this name, and that keeps me from liking it much.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
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I think Aurelia is a beautiful name. My grandaughter is Aurelia. I had never heard of it until my daughter told me her name. It suits her so well. Most people comment, when we tell them her name, that it is beautiful. A beautiful name for my beautiful grandaughter.
chrissie mck  4/23/2016
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This is my first-born daughter's name. I fell completely in love with it after seeing the movie Love Actually. We pronounce it Oh-RAY-Leah, with the middle name Grace. I had a hard time deciding between Aurelia and Aurora as they are both so beautiful. Luckily, I went on to have two more girls and named my second daughter Aurora Rose (after Sleeping Beauty). We named our third daughter Aria Isabelle. Aurelia is still one of the most beautiful names I've ever heard.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2016
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My daughter is named Aurelia Joy and it fits her perfectly. We pronounce it ow-ray-lea. At first I thought her nickname would be Lia, but it didn't suit her. Several nicknames have emerged since her birth... Reli (Ray-lee), Rei (Ray), Rei-Rei, Rei-Joy, Joy-Joy, Lady Rei, Rei-bee, Reli-Joy. It's been a very fun name and she seems to already love it at age four. I love the user's nickname Ore. Beautiful! The only ridiculous story I have... An older couple asked her name. I told them and they replied, "that's a neat name. I heard another made up name the other day, La-dash-a with an actual dash in it." My daughter is mixed so this felt a little insulting. I told them it wasn't made up and that it was Latin. They were shocked and challenged me by asking, "well, what does it mean then?". :) PS - Aurelia Joy has all the vowels and sometimes y. And she is very much a smart, strong princess, just as the name implies.
Hilxy  12/7/2015
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I never heard of this name a day in my life until my niece came along. Aurelia is her middle name said as Au-Rel-lee-uh. I find it to be very soft, beautiful, underused and definitely has that 'Princess Quality' to it. (:
― Anonymous User  9/18/2015
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This name means "Golden".
― Anonymous User  11/12/2014
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I'm pregnant and this is what I'm naming the baby if it's a girl. As much as I love this name, I wavered a little bit because online opinion seems to be split between whether it should be said "ah-RAY-lee-ah" (the pronunciation I like) or "ah-REE-lee-ah" - or "ow-RAY-lee-ah" or "ow-REE-lee-ah". I figure the "Au" can be pronounced "ah" as in Aurora, Audrey, Austin, et cetera, and "ray" seems more like how the ancient Romans pronounced it than "ree" does. My name has more than one accepted pronunciation and I never had too much of an issue with that, so hopefully it won't be a big deal for little Aurelia if some people say it "ah-REE-lee-ah."

As I write this, Aubrey is at #18, Audrey is at #32, Aubree is at #52, Autumn is at #65 and Aurora is at #145 on the American name charts, so I suspect there might be an "Au-" name trend and Aurelia might be poised to rise in popularity.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2014
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Hi, it's Anonymous from September 2 - I did have a girl and we did name her Aurelia. So far about half the people we come across have said it with a "ray" sound, 45% have said it with a "ree" sound, and a few think it's pronounced "Ariella." No regrets. :)
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
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Very feminine and pretty, but also strong and regal-sounding to me. I know a girl named Aurelia who is called Aura most of the time by family and friends. She gave me a positive association with this name- she's bright, a model student, excels in sports, is active in the community. The meaning "golden" is so wonderful too; I think Aurelia would be such a great name to give to a daughter.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2014
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As I get older, now as a senior citizen,
I feel this very unusual name is indeed
A very beautiful name... I am named
Aurelia, known by my nickname "Ore" as
In Oreo cookies... :D.
oretg  4/5/2014
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Aurélia is also the name of the main character in French author Gérard de Nerval's last novel "Aurélia". Nerval commited suicide before ever finishing it. It is probably one of his most famous writings.
Valmont  3/11/2014
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Even though I really like this name, I think the beautiful Aurora and Aurore surpasses it. But I most defiantly see the beauty of it, even though I sometimes mispronounce it.
MusicBelle  2/24/2014
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Not uncommon in Lithuania, BUT with the spelling Aurelija.
AnastasiaE  9/3/2013
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Aurelia just barely missed the top 1000 for 2012, tying with abbey, Dalia, and wren with 250 babies being given the name.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2013
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In my native language and in Latin (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese etc), it sounds so beautiful. But in English, it just doesn't sound as good. I think a lot of English speaking people will have difficulties getting the pronunciation right.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2013
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In the book I was reading the grandma's name was Aurelia. She is mean and kind of a hermit. However, the name is very neat. If an Aurelia had a sister, the name could be Celeste or Estelle. A hip nickname for Aurelia is Ellie.
SEC908  11/2/2012
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Aurelia Frances Schober-Plath (born 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts) was the mother of American writer Sylvia Plath.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2012
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I adore this name, mainly because it looks so pretty written down and just rolls off the tongue. The meaning is wonderful too. However, as another use said above, it does sound a little 'frilly,' and I don't really like that. However, if I was ever going to use the name Aurelia for a daughter, I couldn't stand using it just a middle name because that's almost an insult to the name!
I pronounce it 'or-ray-lee-ya,' but I love the Portuguese/Spanish pronunciation 'ow-ray-lya' as well.
The nicknames I like are Aura and the French form Aurelie. You could even use Lola too. I don't particularly like Lia or Rae/Ray.
clouds  12/22/2011
1
The mother of American poet Sylvia Plath was called Aurelia Plath, which I really like because Aurelia means 'gold' and Sylvia is like 'silver'.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2011
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The name Aurelia/Aurelius comes from the Latin word 'aurium', meaning 'gold'. This is why the symbol for gold on the periodic table is 'Au'.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2011
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Feminine form of Latin Aurelius, a family name derived from aureus 'golden'.
Soleil  5/22/2011
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The name was borne by several minor early saints, but its revival as a given name in the 17th century is probably due to its meaning rather than association with any of them.
Soleil  5/22/2011
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I really rather like this name, although I don't think I'd use it as a first name, as it sounds a bit too bombastic and over-the-top, but it'd be really classy and great as a middle name, I think. :)
walesgal92  8/21/2010
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The way we pronounce this name in our Latin class is ow-RAY-lia.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2010
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This is my name and I absolutely love it. Everyone in my family pronounces it slightly different, which I think makes it even more interesting.
Occasionally I get frustrated when people keep asking me to repeat it, or when they try to joke with it (the most common being pouncing it "I'll rail ya"), but I still wouldn't change it for anything.
goldenrail  11/23/2009
1
I love this name. It's elegant and feminine. Maybe a little "frilly", but I like that.
Beautiful Victory  5/19/2009
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Eh. There's better names.
Kerules  5/11/2009
2
I love the name Aurelia. I love how it sounds and it gives me the impression of a elegant girl.
A.Miles  12/28/2008
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Aurelia Jadrná was Arnold Schwarzenegger´s mother.
Emilie007  10/12/2008
1
I love this name! I can't even describe how beautiful it sounds.
bananarama  10/7/2008
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Very pretty name, it sounds very royal to me, like the name of a queen or princess. I like the sound and the meaning, but I think it's a little out there and borderline pretentious for my taste.
pandasayscynical  7/13/2008
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Aurelia Aurita is another name for the common moon jellyfish.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2008
1
I think this is a beautiful name. It really does sound golden, like its meaning.
Pippin  3/23/2008
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Also used in Portugal and Brazil, and is spelled Aurélia.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2008
1
In the French play "The Madwoman of Chaillot", Lady Aurelia is the name of the central character. Notable performers of the role have included Martita Hunt, who won a Tony Award for the role in 1949, and Magda Szubanski. In the 1969 film adaption, the character was portrayed by the legendary Katharine Hepburn. When the play was adapted into the Broadway musical "Dear World" in 1975, the character was portrayed by Angela Lansbury.
AndrewJKD  3/12/2008
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I loved this name, until my husband said our daughter would be universally teased and called areola.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2008
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To one of the above posters who said she liked this name until her husband told her that their daughter would be called areola, why in God's name would you even think that? To me it looks nothing like the word areola. If you ask me, I can think of a lot of names that can bring utterly disagreeable ideas that can come to mind, one name being Abigail, which looks like a-big-gal. Or the name Celia, resembling the word cilia. Sheesh.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2009
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Beautiful beyond words.
Lady Seashell  2/18/2008
0
I've only known this name as a Hispanic name.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2008
1
My favorite name at the moment, simply perfect.
audreyhubley  11/11/2007
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Julius Caesar's mother was named Aurelia.
elizabeth hamlet  9/19/2007
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Aurelia is the Czech and Slovak form.
Aurelia´s nicknames: Aura, Aurea, Lia, Relia.
Pronounced as "Ou-REH-lya".
Karcoolka  6/22/2007
2
Pronounced
- ow (like "ow, I stubbed my toe")
- rel (rhymes with Dell or bell or sell)
- yah (like the karate people on TV yell ha-YAH! when they hit people)

This name has been on my list for awhile. It is my top favorite girls name at the moment.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2007
1
Aurelia is just such a beautiful name, but it is hardly used. I have never met or heard of an Aurelia.
Petroushka  3/3/2007
1
I love this name and I also like Aurelita.
bellaboo  11/2/2006
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Pronounced Ah-RAY-lee-ya.
dondonsae  9/18/2006
2
I find the name difficult to pronounce.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2006
1
Amazing, beautiful, yet not even on the top 1000 in my country. I love it.
nelirosala  8/30/2006
1
So pretty. I first heard this name from the movie "Love Actually" and I fell in love with it then. I think the name sounds so lively and soft all rolled into one.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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I love this name! Aurelia is such a beautiful name. I think it sounds better (and I like it better) than Aurora. Although both a are pretty and unique in their own way. This is definitely one of my favorite recommended names. Lovely!
― Anonymous User  6/2/2006
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This is my mother's name, and the pronunciation we use is Uh-RILL-yah, not the long A sound. I think it probably just formed from the "accent" people have in my region.
jc  3/2/2006
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Charlie Chaplin's great granddaughter is called Aurelia Thierry. I recently saw her show, Aurelia's Oratorio, where she does crazy acrobatics and dances with all sorts of surreal stories going on. I found it so magical that if I ever have a daughter I'd love to name her Aurelia.
Mustardseed  1/31/2006
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I will have to agree that this is a gorgeous name ~ I named my daughter Aurelia. Sometimes we call her Aurelie (which is French for Aurelia) as a nickname, but her friends have adopted Lia (which is nice as well). Overall, this is a wonderful and magnificent name!
― Anonymous User  7/26/2005
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Means "Golden Lady" in Latin
Laleroc  7/5/2005
1
This is a gorgeous and centuries-old name that could be found in the Roman Empire. Pronounced commonly as ah-RAYL-ya or ah-RAY-lee-ah.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2005

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