(or-ah) As a person who sees auras, this one is perfect for me because of the beauty and power in it.

Aura has been in use as a girls' name in the USA since at least 1880. It was quietly used throughout the 20th century, and got slightly more popular in the 1970s. It probably started out as an alternate form of Laura; short, 2-syllable names ending in -a were popular in the late 19th century (Ada, Ida, Ora, Etta etc.) In the 1970s, it probably became more popular due to its association with the "aura" or spiritual energy surrounding a person according to then-newly popular new age ideas.

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