Aurora Name Meaning & Origin

Aurora

Pronunciation: oh-ROH-rə (key)

Origin of the name Aurora:

Derived from the Latin aurora (dawn). The name was borne by the Roman mythological goddess of dawn and by the princess in the popular fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Aurore, Rory

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Nicknames for Aurora

Aura, Aury/Aurie, Ro, Rory/Rori, Rora, Au-au, Roar-Roar, Ratz, Arrie, Rors/Rorsie

Meanings and history of the name Aurora

Roman goddess of the dawn. The Greek goddess equivalent is Eos.

"Aurora borealis" means northern lights, "aurora australis" the same phenomenon in the southern hemisphere. To "see the aurora" refers to seeing this typically winter-time display of breathtaking beauty in the night sky. The beauty of the aurora borealis has contributed to the popularity of this name in the state of Alaska, where the aurora can frequently be seen.

Famous real-life people named Aurora

Aurora Cunha, Portuguese long-distance runner
Aurora Karamzin, Finnish philanthropist
Aurora Robles, Mexican model
Aurora "Rory" Block, American musician
Elder daughter of Robyn Brown, from TLC's Sister Wives
Aurora Perrineau, American actress and daughter of actor Harold Perrineau
Aurora Aksnes, known mononymously as Aurora, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Aurora in song, story & screen

Aurora De Martel is a main character in the CW's show " The Originals."
Princess Aurora was the real name of Disney's Sleeping Beauty (she went incognita as "Briar Rose").
Aurora is a song by Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti.
Aurora Greenway, lead character in Terms of Endearment, played by Shirley MacLaine.
Cities in Colorado and Illinois - the latter of which was the prominent setting for the SNL movie Wayne's World.
Aurora is a song from The Foo Fighter's There Is Nothing Left to Lose album.
Aurora Zogoiby is a character in Salman Rushdie's novel, The Moor's Last Sigh.
Aurora Aceveda, a fictional character in the television series The Shield
Aurora is the female lead in the 1993 Tony winner for Best Musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman. The show includes the song Her Name is Aurora.
Aurora Teagarden is the main character in Charlaine Harris's book series, The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
Aurora is a Bjork's song in the Vespertine Album .

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