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Quick Facts on Aurelia

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 833
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Aurelia

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Aurelia

Aurelia is a name that comes from the Latin Aurelius from “aureus” meaning “golden”. Aurelius dates back to the ancient days of Rome and was first used as a cognomen (family name) in the Old Roman three part naming system. Cognomens were often derived from nicknames, such as in this case: golden, gilded – probably in reference to a person’s golden hair. In the early days of the Roman Republic, Aurelius was a clan name used among the plebian classes but by the 3rd century B.C. it became more patrician. The name was most notably borne by a 2nd century Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, considered a philosopher-king who symbolized much of what was good about Roman civilization (he was the last of the so-called “Five Good Emperors”). The female form of the name, Aurelia, essentially means “the golden one” and was borne by the mother of Julius Caesar (Aurelia Cotta). As a given name, Aurelius perpetuated after the collapse of the Roman Empire in large part due to a couple notable saints. For instance, Saint Aurelius was a 5th century theologian, friend and contemporary of Augustine of Hippo. In the 9th century, Aurelius and his wife Natalia were added to the list of the Martyrs of Córdoba (back when the Muslims occupied much of the Iberian Peninsula). They were beheaded for renouncing Islam and professing their Christian faith. Such legends of admired saints were popular during the Middle Ages which served to strengthen the popularity of names.

Popularity of the Name Aurelia

You’d be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t think Aurelia is a pretty name. Not only that, but it’s super neglected and underused, therefore making it quite an original choice by today’s standards. As a Latin name, Aurelia also follows a current naming trend in America today that favors some of these girly-girl, flowery sounding names. Aurelia dates back to at least 1880 on the charts (which is as far back as we have available data). The name was quasi-familiar in terms of usage, but by the late 1930s, Aurelia fell out of style. In fact, the last year Aurelia was used with enough frequency to even make the Top 1000 list was in 1950. In other words, this is a name that’s essentially been out of circulation for over 60 years. Parents looking for something ancient, something classic, and something frilly and pretty ought to give Aurelia some serious consideration. This may indeed be your next “golden” child.
Popularity of the Girl Name Aurelia
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aurelia

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Aurelia

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aurelia

    Countess Aurelia (The Madwoman of Chaillot) Countess Aurelia is a central character and the eponymous “madwoman” in French playwright Jean Giraudoux’s 1943 satirical drama “The Madwoman of Chaillot”. The first act of the two-act play is set inside a Parisian café in the district of Chaillot where audience goers are introduced to some nefarious businessmen intent upon demolishing Paris in order to dig up oil reserves they believe to be located under the city. Aurelia, the self-styled Countess and neighborhood madwoman, decides she must save the day: “Nothing is ever so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can't set it right in the course of an afternoon.” The drama features a collection of memorable characters, fellow eccentrics and oddballs, whom the Countess recruits in her efforts to save the world (the Ragpicker, the Street Singer, the Sewer Man, the Sergeant, the Flower Girl, and Mademoiselles Constance, Gabrielle and Josephine). In the second act, located in the cellar apartment where Aurelia lives, the plan is carried out. The evil capitalists and their equally greedy entourage are sent down a door in the floor – drawn by the smell of oil – into the intricate sewer system that lies underneath the streets of Paris – presumably never to be heard from again. At last, Aurelia can get back to what is really important: feeding her cats. “My poor cats must be starved. What a bore for them if humanity had to be saved every afternoon.” No wonder Giraudoux selected the “golden” name of Aurelia for his delightfully eccentric heroine – to contrast against the sooty evil she must conquer to restore hope in the future.

  • Popular Songs on Aurelia

    Popular Songs on Aurelia

    Aurelia - a song by Kendra Smith

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Aurelia

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Aurelia

    Auralia's Colors (Jeffrey Overstreet) - When thieves find an abandoned child lying in a monster’s footprint, they have no idea that their wilderness discovery will change the course of history. Cloaked in mystery, Auralia grows up among criminals outside the walls of House Abascar, where vicious beastmen lurk in shadow. There, she discovers an unsettling–and forbidden–talent for crafting colors that enchant all who behold them, including Abascar’s hard-hearted king, an exiled wizard, and a prince who keeps dangerous secrets. Auralia’s gift opens doors from the palace to the dungeons, setting the stage for violent and miraculous change in the great houses of the Expanse. Auralia’s Colors weaves literary fantasy together with poetic prose, a suspenseful plot, adrenaline-rush action, and unpredictable characters sure to enthrall ambitious imaginations. Recommended for ages young adult.

    Aurelia und das adoptierte Mädchen (Mouchi Blaise Ahua) - German Edition. Weißt du eigentlich, wer das klügste Tier ist? Nein? Fatima weiß es! Sie erzählt ein Märchen und verrät, wie schlau dieses Tier ist ... Und das ist nicht alles: Fatima bringt ihrer neuen Freundin Aurelia ein tolles Spiel bei; es heißt „Kette im Sand"! Auf dem Spielplatz trifft die kleine Aurelia ein afrikanisches Mädchen. Fatima hat deutsche Eltern. Sie ist ein adoptiertes Kind. Die beiden befreunden sich schnell und spielen zusammen. Auch ihr Freund Julian wird neugierig auf Fatima. Eine echte Freundschaft entsteht ...

    Aurelia's Journey Home (Kim Oakes) - God had worked like only He can and brought them together as part of his plan. Families are made in many ways. They are all wonderfully unique and gifts from God. Adoption is one of the special ways that families can be created. Aurelia is coming from a far away land to be with her new family, and they are very excited about it. Hop on the plane and embark on Aurelia's Journey Home. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Aurelia's Magic (John Bolen) - Young Aurelia, age fourteen, can’t wait to be an adult. When she comes upon Seavus, a fairy, she finds he can grant her that wish by accelerating time. But soon, her life is frantically racing by, as she goes from one misadventure to the next. Recommended for ages 12-14.

  • Famous People Named Aurelia

    Famous People Named Aurelia

    Famous People Named Aurelia - Aurélia de Souza (Portuguese painter); Aurelia Dobre (Romanian gymnast); Aurelia Plath (mother of Sylvia Plath); Aurelia Tizón (first wife of Argentine president Juan Perón); Aurelia Jadrny (mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger)

  • Children of Famous People Named Aurelia

    Children of Famous People Named Aurelia

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Aurelia - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Aurelia.

  • Historic Figures

    Aurelia - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Aurelia - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Aurelia.

Personality of the Girl Name Aurelia

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Aurelia

  • No Variations Found.
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