Aurora, the poetic name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew, and of (Disney's) Sleeping Beauty, would be sure to make any little girl feel like a princess.
The radiant Aurora, also associated with the scientific term for the Northern Lights, has consistently been on the popularity list since the nineteenth century, but is now at its highest point ever-- and looks to climb even further. Aurora came in at Number 17 on the recent list of most popular girls' names among Nameberries.
Aurora Leigh is the name of an epic poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Aurora Greenway was the moving Shirley Maclaine character in Terms of Endearment.
An Aurora nickname possibility with a totally different feel: Rory.
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