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 girl name Oriana.
Aurora is a very popular first name for females (#534 out of 4276, Top 12%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#53037 out of 88799, Top 60%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Aurora for girls. Aurora reached its highest rank of #116 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Aurora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aurora (#116), Rory (#840), Zora, Ora, Dawn, Aurore and Aurea. (2014 statistics).