The meaning of the word "aurelius" is golden or even gilded which means wealthy. It is derived from the word "Aureus" which is of Latin origin. It is an ancient roman family name. According to the United States 1990 Census, it is a very rare male first name in the United States. For example, this name is also the name of the emperor of the Roman Empire "Marcus Aurelius" who was a writer as well as a philosopher in the year's 121(1) – 180. He wrote the work "Meditations" which has a great significance in roman history even today. The name "Aurelius" is a variant of the name "Aurelio". Several early saints also had the name "Aurelius". For example, Saint Aurelius was a fifth century Christian saint who died around the year 430.