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Aurora meaning and name origin
Aurora \a(u)-ro-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced aw-ROHR-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Aurora is "dawn". Mythology: Aurora was the Roman goddess of sunrise. Used by 19th-century poets such as Byron and Browning. In some versions of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty", the princess's name is Aurora. Also used today as a learned equivalent of Dawn.Aurora has 7 variant forms: Aurea, Aurore, Ora, Rora, Rory, Zora and Zorica.
For more information, see also the related name Oriana.
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Popularity of Aurora
Aurora is a very popular first name for women (#534 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#53037 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Aurora compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Aurora only.