Aurelia
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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
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
Pronounced Ah-RAY-lee-ya.
-- dondonsae  9/18/2006
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
The way we pronounce this name in our Latin class is ow-RAY-lia.
-- Anonymous User  6/18/2010
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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