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Gender: F Meaning of Aurora: "dawn" Origin of Aurora: Latin Aurora's Popularity in 2014: #116

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 14 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.

Famous People Named Aurora

Aurora "Rory" Block, American blues guitarist
Aurora Perrineau, daughter of actors Harold and Brittany Perrineau
Aurora Brown, daughter of Kody and Robyn Brown of TV's "Sister Wives"
Aurora Rose Levesque, daughter of professional wrestler Triple H
Rainbow Aurora Rotella, daughter of model Holly Madison

Pop Culture References for the name Aurora

Aurora, Roman goddess of the dawn
Aurora aka Briar Rose, princess in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"
"Aurora Leigh," poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and its main character
Aurora Sinistra, character in the Harry Potter series
Aurora (born Jeanne-Marie Beaubier), character in Marvel Comics
Aurora Ponce de Leon, main character on telenovela "Aurora"
Aurora Greenway, main character in movie "Terms of Endearment"
Aurora Thyma, character in "After London" (1885) by Richard Jefferies
Aurora, talking telescope on animated series "Doc McStuffins"
Aurora, main character in video game "Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy"
"Aurora," song by Bjork
Aurora, character in 2015 movie "Maleficent"

Ora, Rory, Zora, Orie, Rora, Zorica, Ori, Arora

Aurora's International Variations

Aurore (French)