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What does Aurora mean?

Aurora /au-ro-ra/ as a girls' 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.

Associated with: mythology, roman, goddess, 19th century, fairy, tale (literary), beauty, princess, learned (wisdom)


Aurora has 7 variants: Aurea, Aurore, Ora, Rora, Rory, Zora and Zorica.

Affiliated girl name: Oriana.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Aurori, Aurova, ..

(male) Auroma, Auronan, ..

How popular is Aurora?

Aurora is a very prominent first name for women (#534 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#46240 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Aurora for girls. Aurora reached its apex position of #116 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aurora name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aurora outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Aurora and associated names. Aurore, Dawn, Ora, Oriana, Rory (#840 via latest list) and Zora (#1609) are the popular alternative forms of Aurora (#116 via latest list). Usage of these relations of Aurora reached its most widespread 44 years ago (median #1548) and is now much less (#1509, 77%). Aurora is more familiar than the rest, though Rory has gained in usage over time, while versions like Zora are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aurora, Aurore, Dawn, Ora, Oriana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rory, Zora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aurora outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Aarona, Abra, Adira, Adora, Adra, Adrea, Afra, Africa, Afrika, Agota, Airika, Akyra, Aldora, Alona, Alvera, Amadora, Amera, Amira, Amora, Amore, Anarosa, Annora, Anora, Ardea, Ardra, Arela, Arena, Areta, Arica, Ariza, Arona, Arria, Artha, Arza, Astera, Aubary (see Aubrey), Audra, Audri, Audrina, Aura, Aure, Aureola, Auria, Auriol, Aurita, Auron, Azora, Azura, Barbra, Cora, Darra, Delora, Derora, Devora, Drora, Eliora, Eudora, Karra, Kirra, Lanora, Leeora, Lenora, Leora, Lora, Lura, Nehora, Nora, Onnora, Orra, Sucorra, Temora, Terra, Thora, Todora and Tora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aurora.