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Gender: F Meaning of Aurora: "dawn" Origin of Aurora: Latin Aurora's Popularity in 2013: #145

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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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Famous People Named Aurora

Aurora 'Rory' Block, American musician
Aurora (born 1994), daughter of Harold Perrineau
Aurora, daughter of Robyn Brown on TLC's "Sister Wives"
Aurora Rose Levesque, daughter of professional wrestler Triple H
Rainbow Aurora, daughter of model Holly Madison
Aurora Avenue, name of Highway 99 as it passes through Seattle - well known for prostitutes.

Pop Culture References for the Name Aurora

Aurora, mythological Roman goddess of the dawn
Aurora, the princess in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"
Aurora Leigh, MC in the epic poem by Elizabeth Browning
Aurora Ponce de Leon, character on a Telemundo novela
Aurora Greenway, main character
in Terms of Endearment
Aurora Thyma, in After London (1885) by Richard Jefferies
Aurora, Ohio
Aurora, Colorado, 3rd largest Colorado city
Aurora, talking telescope from Disney Jr cartoon series Doc McStuffins
Aurora, main character from Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Aurora is the title of a song by Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork

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

Aurora's International Variations

Aurore (French)