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Gender: Female Meaning of Aurora: "dawn" Origin of Aurora: Latin Aurora's Popularity in 2017: #51

The name Aurora is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "dawn". Aurora is ranked #51 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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 rising faster than ever and looks to climb even further. Aurora is a very popular 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.

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Famous People Named Aurora

Aurora Aksnes, Norwegian singer
Aurora Antonia Aragón, viuda de Quezón, First Lady of the Philippines as wife of President Luis Quezón
Aurora "Rory" Block, American blues guitarist and singer
Aurora Browne, Canadian actress and comedian
Aurora Cáceres, Peruvian-European writer of the "modernismo" literary movement
Aurora Cotop, Canadian figure skater
Aurora Clavel, Mexican actress
Aurora Bautista, Spanish actress
Aurora Cunha, Portuguese long-distance runner
Aurora Karamzina nee Stjernvall, Finnish-Swede philanthropist and noblewoman
Aurora Königsmarck, mistress of King Augustus the Strong of Poland
Aurora Wilhelmina Koskull, Swedish lady-in-waiting, singer and salonist/socialite
Aurora Levins Morales, Puerto Rican writer and poet
Aurora Ljungstedt, Swedish horror novelist
Aurora 'Rory' Martínez, Mexican director
Aurora Nilsson, Swedish writer
Aurora Pijuan, 1970 Miss International Beauty Pageant
Aurora Reyes Flores, Mexican painter
Aurora Robles, Mexican supermodel
Aurora Venturini, Argentine writer
Aurora Perrineau, American actress, daughter of actor Harold Perrineau and model Brittany Perrineau
Aurora Jessop (b. 1992), daughter of reality TV personality Robyn Brown of TV's "Sister Wives" and David Jessop
Aurora Sophie Ramazzotti (b. 1996), daughter of singer Eros Ramazzotti and model/TV personality Michelle Hunziker
Aurora Rose Levesque (b. 2006), daughter of professional wrestlers Paul Michael "Triple H" Levesque and Stephanie McMahon
Rainbow Aurora Rotella (b. 2013), daughter of Pasquale Rotella and 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" and "Maleficent"
"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 "Roe" Teagarden, main character in mystery novels by Charlaine Harris
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 de Martel, character on TV series "The Originals"
Aurora, character in musical "Kiss of the Spider Woman"
Aurora Lane, character from the movie "Passengers"
Aurora Luft, character from the TV series "X Company"
"Aurora," song by Bjork
"Aurora," song by Foo Fighters
Aurora, character in video game "Paragon"
Aurora, mother of the main character in Rebecca Stead's "First Light"

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

Aurora's International Variations

Aurore (French)