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Gender: F Meaning of Aurora: "dawn" Origin of Aurora: Latin Aurora's Popularity in 2015: #79

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 is a Top 10 girls' name on Nameberry.

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 Aksnes (b. 1996), Norwegian singer
Aurora Bautista, Spanish film Actress
Aurora "Rory" Block, American blues guitarist and singer
Aurora Browne, Canadian actress and comedian
Aurora Cáceres, Peruvian-European writer of the "modernismo" literary movement (1877–1958)
Aurora Clavel, Mexican actress
Aurora Cunha, Portuguese long-distance runner
Aurora Karamzina nee Stjernvall, Finnish-Swede philanthropist and noblewoman (1808–1902)
Aurora Königsmarck, mistress of King Augustus the Strong of Poland
Aurora Wilhelmina Koskull, Swedish lady-in-waiting, singer and salonist/socialite (1778–1852)
Aurora Levins Morales, Puerto Rican writer and poet
Aurora Ljungstedt, Swedish horror writer (1821-1908)
Princess Aurora- in Sleeping Beauty
Aurora 'Rory' Martínez, Mexican director with over 70 published films
Aurora Nilsson, Swedish writer (1894–1972)
Aurora Pijuan, 1970 Miss International Beauty Pageant
Aurora Perrineau, American actress, daughter of actor Harold Perrineau and model Brittany Perrineau
Aurora Quezon, first spouse of a Philippine president to be called First Lady
Aurora Reyes Flores, Mexican painter
Aurora Robles, Mexican supermodel
Aurora Venturini, Argentine writer
Aurora Jessop, daughter of Robyn Brown of TV "Sister Wives" from a previous marriage
Aurora Rose Levesque, daughter of professional wrestlers Paul Michael "Triple H" Levesque and Stephanie McMahon (b. 2006)
Rainbow Aurora Rotella, daughter of Pasquale Rotella and Holly Madison (b. 2013)

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," song by Foo Fighters
Aurora, character in 2015 movie "Maleficent"
Aurora de Martel, character on TV series "The Originals"
Aurora, female lead in musical "Kiss of the Spider Woman," 1993 Tony Award winner - Best Musical
Aurora Lane, character from the movie "Passengers"

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

Aurora's International Variations

Aurore (French)