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Usage English (Modern)
Other Forms FormsAuriol (a common variant), Oriole (an occasional variant), Aureole, Oriel
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Meaning & History
Possibly an English form of the Roman name Aureola, coined in the 19th century - revived also as Aureole, Auriol and Oriel - and used regularly since. However, Orieldis or Aurildis was a medieval name of Old German origin meaning "fire-strife", which survives in the surname Oriel. Auriel and Oriel were revived at roughly the same time, the beginning of the 20th century, and were clearly heard by parents as the same name; the Au spelling was the first to appear in official records, but one cannot be sure which name was a variant of the other. The name may also be related to Uriel.