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Girl Name: Oriel

Name: Oriel
Pronunciation: \o-riel\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Oriel's also a boy name)
Meaning: golden
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Oralia, Oriole
Sounds Like: Ariel, Orel
Variant forms: Auriel, Auriella, Aurielle, Oriella, Orielle


Oriel \o-riel\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Oriel), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Oriel is "golden". An oriel is also an architectural feature, an elaborate bay window.

Oriel has 5 variant forms: Auriel, Auriella, Aurielle, Oriella and Orielle.

For more information, see also related names Oralia and Oriole.

Baby names that sound like Oriel are Ariel and Orel.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Oriel.


Oriel is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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