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Very pretty, I love it. And the meaning “Golden” is gorgeous. But it is a little bit frilly.
Stunning. Just stunning.
Beautiful name! I love it that it's coming into fashion and you get to hear it out in the wild!
I have loved this name for years, since I first saw Love Actually. I'm scared to use the name though, I just know it's going to get butchered by English speakers.
Beautiful beautiful beautiful!
Pretty name.
My name is Aurelia and I am absolutely in love with my name. My parents told me that they got it from the famous movie Love Actually and I think they picked an amazing name.
Aurelia is a gorgeous, golden name that is truly a good choice for a daughter. Here are some middle names to consider for Aurelia! ✨Aurelia Jolie
Aurelia Delphine
Aurelia Josephine
Aurelia Evangeline
Aurelia Persephone
Aurelia Primrose
Aurelia Celeste
Aurelia Violet
Aurelia Belphoebe
Aurelia Marlene
Aurelia Clementine
Aurelia Natalie
Aurelia Sophie
Aurelia Eve
Aurelia Beatrix
Aurelia Belle
Aurelia Zoe
Aurelia Millicent
Aurelia Hermione
Aurelia Topaz.
I think Aurel makes a nice nickname.
Beautiful.
The name of the princess in the book Tiger, Tiger.
It’s really pretty but I think it’s just a little too much for me.
Aurora is childish, but this is very beautiful.
I get a silver vibe from this name, which is ironic. I feel like Aurelia could be a sister to Goldie, or Octavia. The name feels light, airy and makes me think of rain falling from the sky onto the pavement.
Aurelia is also Finnish and Estonian. The diminutive form of Aurelia in Finland is Aura. The name day for Aurelia in Estonia is June 18.
Really pretty, I love it.
This name was also used among the German minority in Bessarabia: https://ofb.genealogy.net/famreport.php?ofb=krasna&ID=I4232&nachname=Kopp&modus=&lang=de
We just named our 8th baby Aurelia, we pronounce it "Oh-Rail-Yuh" or "Oh-Ray-Lee-Uh.
We're from Quebec, Canada where we find a lot of girls named Aurélie "Oh-Ray-Lee", I have always loved the name but since we're mostly English, we went with a more "English friendly" version.
Aurelia is such a pretty name.
Not a fan at all. Just sounds weird.
Also Corsican. You'll find bearers on social media.
Also Sicilian: https://scn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noma_siciliani
Very pretty name, also the name of a character in the Borderlands series. She's a wealthy socialite and it's indeed the sort of name I'd associate with a character like that.
Also Estonian: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurelia_(eesnimi)
I pronounce it Ah-Ray-li-ah - Like in Australia :)
I pronounce it uh-reh-lee-uh, but that's just my instinct and I have no idea if that's "correct".
I pronounce this uh-REL-ya. I think I’m the first person on here to comment with that pronunciation (?)
Anyway, that’s my favorite pronunciation!
This is one of my new favorite names. It sounds so sweet, strong, youthful yet mature at the same time. Lia could be a nickname. I’d love to name a daughter this! Aurelia. Rolls off the tongue so easily.
Aurelia is a genus of jellyfish, commonly called moon jellies.
I just noticed this, but am I the only person who pronounces this name with the first syllable as ‘ah’ instead of ‘ow’? Gorgeous name btw.
It’s a fine name but way too girly and old-fashioned for my taste. I pronounce it Ow-reh-lee-ah, but other people pronounce it Uh-ree-lee-ah or Or-reel-yuh. I’m not sure on the “correct” pronunciation but that’s how I pronounce it.
Choosing the right pronunciation is hard. I would say it similar to however you pronounce Marcus Aurelius.
Better than the weirdly insane Oralie.
I love Aurelia with the Italian pronunciation, I find it a very regal and elegant name.
One of my favorite names. I personally like the meaning of the name, in particular (which is 'gold').
Names with the "AU" sound are particularly pretty to me and Aurelia is totally no exception!
This name is divine beauty, I love it. Much better than Amelia and stuff like that.
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 :)
I really like it. It's really elegant.
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.
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.
Doesn't flow off the tongue well and has too many different pronunciations.
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.
Such a pleasant sounding name, reminds me of a beautiful blossom. Sounds very floral.
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.
I like "Aurora" better. Aurelia is too long. Also, you spelled her name wrong, lol.
Aurelia is my name and I love it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. (:
This name means "Golden".
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not uncommon in Lithuania, BUT with the spelling Aurelija.
Aurelia just barely missed the top 1000 for 2012, tying with abbey, Dalia, and wren with 250 babies being given the name.
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.
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.
Aurelia Frances Schober-Plath (born 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts) was the mother of American writer Sylvia Plath.
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.
The mother of American poet Sylvia Plath was called Aurelia Plath, which I really like because Aurelia means 'gold' and Sylvia is like 'silver'.
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'.
Feminine form of Latin Aurelius, a family name derived from aureus 'golden'.
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.
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. :)
The way we pronounce this name in our Latin class is ow-RAY-lia.
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.
I love this name. It's elegant and feminine. Maybe a little "frilly", but I like that.
Eh. There's better names.
I love the name Aurelia. I love how it sounds and it gives me the impression of a elegant girl.
Aurelia Jadrná was Arnold Schwarzenegger´s mother.
I love this name! I can't even describe how beautiful it sounds.
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.
Aurelia Aurita is another name for the common moon jellyfish.
I think this is a beautiful name. It really does sound golden, like its meaning.
Also used in Portugal and Brazil, and is spelled Aurélia.
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.
I loved this name, until my husband said our daughter would be universally teased and called areola.
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.
Beautiful beyond words.
I've only known this name as a Hispanic name.
My favorite name at the moment, simply perfect.
Julius Caesar's mother was named Aurelia.
Aurelia is the Czech and Slovak form.
Aurelia´s nicknames: Aura, Aurea, Lia, Relia.
Pronounced as "Ou-REH-lya".
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.
Aurelia is just such a beautiful name, but it is hardly used. I have never met or heard of an Aurelia.
I love this name and I also like Aurelita.
Pronounced Ah-RAY-lee-ya.
I find the name difficult to pronounce.
Amazing, beautiful, yet not even on the top 1000 in my country. I love it.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Means "Golden Lady" in Latin
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.

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