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Gender: Female Meaning of Aura: "soft breeze" Origin of Aura: Greek

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 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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Pop Culture References for the name Aura

Aure, Aurea, Oria, Auria

Comments

aura.nava Says:

2019-05-29T12:09:18

Or-uh

aura.nava Says:

2019-05-29T12:08:43

It does happen sometimes, but it doesn’t really bother me ; I’d rather have a cool name than something people understand all the time. Usually I reply with “it’s like Laura but no L” and they get it haha

Dietrich Says:

2019-01-01T15:05:12

This is NOT a German name!

autumnreverie Says:

2018-02-08T17:05:30

Or-uh or are-uh?

Daiseymae Says:

2017-04-11T03:21:50

My husband's great-aunt, who just passed away, was named Aura. I always thought that it was nice and unusual name. She pronounced it Or-ah too, and she was from Colombia.

indiefendi2 Says:

2017-03-01T15:21:05

This hippie thing is just going too far.

ElsaAnne Says:

2016-03-29T14:16:58

I love this as a nickname for Aurora.

ChantilleElla Says:

2016-02-09T08:59:57

I absolutely love this, but I feel like an Aura would introduce herself and people would say "Hi Laura!" My sister is called Emeline, and every single time she introduces herself people adress her as "Emily". This is a gorgeous name but far too similar in sound to Laura I think.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-12-14T10:29:06

Really lovely name, but I can't get past the myth (read under pop culture references to see what I mean).

Alicia1 Says:

2014-09-02T04:08:36

I sure love this name!

vintageluvs Says:

2014-07-22T19:20:59

Didn't think this was a name, but it sounds very Zen to me. In the twenty-first century, it is a very usable name. It could work, and most people know how to pronounce Aura, so thats a non-issue. Could be beautiful. I sort of like it, actually.

AnonymousPerson Says:

2014-06-08T19:42:30

Isn't an aura a glow of colour around a person? I like this name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-03T13:36:52

Since many people love this name, I won't bash it but I have good say that I am not a fan of Aura. It's v just not my taste and has less than happy associations. But I do like Aurora.

Myosotis Says:

2014-06-03T12:50:51

I love Aura (or-ah)! I love pretty much all names with an -ora ending, and that's one reason for my love for my favourite girls name; Pandora. I'm hoping if I have a daughter called Pandora (in the distant future) and she wants to go by a nn, she'll go by Aura (Ora would make more sense, but I hate the spelling).

Aura Nava Says:

2014-06-03T08:24:52

After 20 years of living with this name, I must say I do really love it! I don't ever get tired of people complimenting my name, because it really is a beautiful name. Any child would be lucky to have a name like Aura. I pronounce it like Or-Ah as in Laura without the L; i feel like the other pronunciation Ar-Ah (like Lara without the L) sounds pretentious, as if you're trying way too hard to make your kid different. Aura (Or-Ah) is different enough without sounding stuck up

faithnamer Says:

2014-03-29T00:19:11

I really like this name. My family is very spiritual, so this would be a good way to tie in to that.