"soft breeze"

Aura Origin and Meaning

The name Aura is a girl's name meaning "soft breeze".

Aura has an otherworldly, slightly New Age-y glow, but is beginning to sound more more like a legitimate name. In Greek and Roman mythology, Aura was the Titan of the breeze and the fresh, cool air of early morning. But at odds with her peaceful, well, aura, the mythological Aura is a tragic figure, ultimately transformed into a fountain by Zeus.

At the end of the nineteenth century, Aura was not that unusual: she reached Number 511 on the Social Security list in 1882. Princess Aura was a character in the old comic strip Flash Gordon.

Aura is currently popular in some areas of Central America.

Aura alternatives for those who like the name's sound but want to temper the spiritual feel: Auria, Aurora, Aurelia.

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Famous People Named Aura

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  • Aura UrziceanuRomanian pop singer
  • Aura Twarowska (born Aurora Eleonora Avram)Romanian operatic mezzo,soprano
  • Au/Rastage name of Jamie Lou Stenzel, German,Antiguan pop singer

Aura in Pop Culture

  • Aura Salvatorecharacter in Jeri Smith,Ready's Shade Trilogy
  • Aurra Singa bounty hunter in Star Wars series
  • Auraprincess character in the Flash Gordon series
  • Auramain character in the film "Tiny Furniture"
  • Auracharacter in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Auraspirit in the Seiken Densetsu series
  • Auracharacter in the .hack anime series
  • Aura aka Morgan DuBaysuperheroine in Malibu Comics
  • Aura Stannista character in the Ziva Payvan series by EJ Fisch
  • Aura Blackquillcharacter in 'Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Duel Destinies'
  • Aurathe Finnish Maiden, national personification of Finland, named for the Aura River
  • "Aura" novel by Carlos Fuentes
  • "Aura: MaryÅ«inkōga Saigo no Tatakai" a light novel and anime
  • "Aura"album by British rock band Asia
  • "Aura" song by Lady Gaga
  • Auracigarette brand
  • AURA was the Titan goddess of the breeze and the freshcool air of early morning. She was a virgin,huntress who was excessively proud of her maidenhood. In her hubris she dared to compare her body with that of the goddess Artemis, claiming that the goddess was too womanly in form to be a true virgin. Artemis sought out Nemesis (Retribution) to avenge her dignity, and as punishment, Aura suffered rape at the hands of Dionysos. This crime drove her to madness and in her fury she became a ruthless, slayer of men. When her twin sons were born, Aura swallowed one whole, whilst the second was snatched to safety by Artemis. Zeus then transformed her into a stream (or perhaps her namesake breeze "aura").