"the golden one"

Aurelius Origin and Meaning

The name Aurelius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "the golden one".

Since Aurelius was given the supermodel seal of approval by Elle Macpherson, this is one of the Roman emperor names, like Augustus, now in the realm of possibility. Like the female Aurelia and Aurora, Aurelius has a particularly warm golden aura.

In ancient Roman history, the name is associated with Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, the last of the so-called "Five Good Emperors." He is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. He granted his name en masse to citizens of the empire who didn’t have one, making Aurelius a common and default nomen (family name) towards the later years of the empire.

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Famous People Named Aurelius

  • Marcus Aurelius (Antoninus Augustus)Roman Emperor
  • Lucius Aurelius Commodus (Antoninus)Roman Emperor; twin of brother Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus; son of Marcus Aurelius
  • AureliusKing of Asturias
  • (Sextus) Aurelius VictorRoman historian
  • Aurelius BattagliaAmerican illustrator
  • Aurelius Ormando CarpenterAmerican photographer and writer
  • Aurelius Cy Andrea Bussonson of supermodel Elle Macpherson

Aurelius in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Aureliusa character from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins
  • AureliusCharacter from Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” in the Franklin’s Tale
  • Aurelius Antoniusfrom the movie "The Last Legion"
  • Aurelius Lovea character from "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield
  • Aurelius Dumbledore A.K.A Credence Barebone from the Fantastic Beasts series