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Gender: Female Pronunciation: aw-REEL-ya or a-RAY-lee-a Meaning of Aurelia: "the golden one" Origin of Aurelia: Latin Aurelia's Popularity in 2017: #677

The name Aurelia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "the golden one". Aurelia is ranked #677 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Antique Baby Names Back in Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

From the experts:

Aurelia is the shimmering female form of the Roman classic Aurelius, very common in the Roman Empire and currently experiencing a resurgence in the US—it re-entered the Top 1000 list in 2012 after a sixty-one year hiatus.

The name of several minor early saints, Aurelia's sound and feel can be credited for it being on the rise again. Aurora and Oriana are Aurelia cousins you might also want to consider.

Aurelia was the name of the mothers of Julius Caesar, the writer Sylvia Plath, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who, in her honor, made it one of his daughter's middle names.

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Famous People Named Aurelia

Saint Aurelia of Strasbourg, 4th century French virgin
Saint Aurelia of Regensburg, 10th century German nun
Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar
Aurelia Orestilla, second wife of Roman Senator Catiline
Aurelia Frances Schober-Plath, mother of poet Sylvia Plath
Aurelia Scheppers, American actress
Aurelia Riley, American actress
Aurelia Dobre, Romanian gymnast
Aurelia Frick, Liechtensteinerin politician
Aurelia Shines Browder, American civil rights activist
(Maria) Aurélia Martins de Sousa, Portuguese painter
Aurelia Tizón, first wife of Argentine President Juan Perón
Aurelia Courtney (b. 2014), daughter of TV personalities Nadine Jolie and Erik Courtney ("Newlyweds")
Ruby Aurelia McManus (b. 2013), daughter of TV presenter Rove McManus and actress Tasma Walton

Pop Culture References for the name Aurelia

Aurelia, character in film "The Madwoman of Chaillot"
Aurelia, character in film "Love Actually" (pronounced "Oh-RAIL-ee-a")
Aurelia, sunken ship in film "Fools Gold"
Aurelia, genus of the moon jellyfish (generally pronounced a-RAY-lee-a)
Aurelia, character in "Mountain Pose" by Nancy Hope Wilson
Aurelia Darnel, wife of the main character in "Launcelot Greaves" (1762) by Tobias Smollett
Aurelia Jedwabinska, main character in books "Opium w rosole" and "Dziecko piatku" by Malgorzata Musierowicz

Aurelia's International Variations

Aurélie (French)