What does Aurora mean?
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.
Affiliated girl name: Oriana.Kreatif forms: Alrora, Aurori, Aurova. [more]
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)
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)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Aurora and associated names. Aurea, Aurore, Dawn, Ora, Rory (#840 via latest list) and Zora are the popular alternative forms of Aurora (#116 via latest list). Usage of these relations of Aurora reached its most widespread 84 years ago (median #643) and is somewhat lower today (#850, ▼58%). Aurora is more familiar than the rest, while versions like Zora are now somewhat dated.
Thinking of names?
Recommended similar baby 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, 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.