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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.
For more information, see also the related name Oriana.
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Popularity of Aurora
Aurora is a very popular first name for females (#534 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#53037 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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