Additional information: Aurora is a Latin given name for girls, and comes from the ancient Roman goddess of the dawn with the same name – to this day, the given name Aurora means ‘dawn’. However, there is no evidence of Aurora being used as a given name in either the classical or the medieval periods; the Latin word aurora being used as a given name seems to be entirely an invention of the Renaissance era.
The auroras are colored lights that appear in the night sky in the polar zones. They are the result of the collision of charged ions from the magnetosphere with atoms in the upper atmosphere.
Common misspellings of Aurora are ‘Auroa’, ‘Aurroa’ and ‘Arora’, although this last spelling is accepted as a legitimate alternative spelling of Aurora, and nicknames for Aurora include Arie, Rory, and Aura. In French, Aurora is commonly written as ‘Aurore’, and in Russia the name ‘Авро́ра’ (Avrora) has entirely different connotations, as it was the name of a Russian cruiser in the Russian Revolution (the name saw a surge in popularity because of this after 1917).
Since the popularity of names began to be recorded in 1880, Aurora has only fallen out of the top thousand popular names for girls three times – in 1885, 1889 and 1890. However, it has never reached the top hundred names, although it did come close in 2014 when it reached 116th.
Aurora is a popular name in Spanish speaking countries, as Spanish evolved from a dialect of spoken Latin – as such, a lot of famous Auroras tend to be from Spanish speaking countries, too, including Aurora Robles (supermodel), Aurora Estrada Orozco (community leader), and Aurora Reyes Flores (painter). Aurora is also particularly popular in Norway, where it was the 16th most popular name in 2006.
Perhaps the most famous fictional Aurora is one many people forget the name of - Princess Aurora from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. J.K. Rowling included a minor character by the name Aurora Sinistra in the Harry Potter books, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon wrote Aurora Floyd, with its eponymous protagonist, as the sequel to Lady Audley’s Lover.
Pronunciation: (o ROR ah) Form of: Itself (Aurora)
Considering Aurora as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Aurora for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Aurora is a girl name.
The name Aurora is of Latin origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Norwegian speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Aurora we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Aurora Name Meaning
The meaning of Aurora is “Dawn”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Aurora and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Aurora and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Aurora is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Aurora Categories
The name Aurora is in the following categories: Celestial Names, Disney Names, Earthy Names, English Names, Green Names, Harry Potter Names, Heavenly Names, Latin Names, Mythological Names, Nature Names, Roman Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Aurora. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Aurora, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Aurora
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Aurora displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Aurora Boy Name Popularity Chart
Aurora Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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