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Gender: Male Meaning of Aurelius: "the golden one" Origin of Aurelius: Latin

The name Aurelius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "the golden one". Aurelius and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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.

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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
Aurelius, King of Asturias
(Sextus) Aurelius Victor, Roman historian
Aurelius Battaglia, American illustrator
Aurelius Ormando Carpenter, American photographer and writer
Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson, son of supermodel Elle Macpherson

Pop Culture References for the name Aurelius

Dr. Aurelius, a character from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins
Aurelius Antonius, from the movie "The Last Legion"
Aurelius Love, a character from "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield
Aurelius Dumbledore A.K.A Credence Barebone from the Fantastic Beasts series

Aurelius's International Variations

Aranyu (Hungarian) Aureline (Basque) Aurelien, Aurelian, Aurel (French) Avreliy (Russian) Auryn (Welsh) Aurelio (Italian) Aurek (Polish)


autumnreverie Says:



bohomamma Says:


nick name ideas? maybe Lee, Rory, Orrie

otheralix Says:



yvonne_virginia Says:


Aow-ray-lee-uss. I was called Aurelia for a while by my Latin teacher, and it was pronounced Aow-ray-lee-uh.

KateMP91 Says:


I've never heard Aurelia or Aurelius pronounced that way. In movies, and the Aurelia I know, it's pronounced or-ell-ee-uh/ss.

Myosotis Says:


I'd say Or-RAY-lee-us, but then I also say Or-RAY-lee-uh for Aurelia. I think there are quite a few possibilities.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Funny, I would say it or-ELL-ee-us

Zires Says:


I always get that told to me, oh-really-us.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:



jordalini Says:


It is like Aurelia, so it is uh-REAL-ius

kaylalaine Says:



Guest Says:


It's ow-rail-ius

raevynstar Says:


I'd say it uh-RAIL-yus.

Guest Says:


How would you pronounce this name?