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Girl Name: Aurora

Name: Aurora
Pronunciation: \a(u)-ro-ra\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: dawn
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Oriana
Variant forms: Aurea, Aurore, Ora, Rora, Rory, Zora, Zorica
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 534
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 53037

Description

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.

Aurora has 7 variant forms: Aurea, Aurore, Ora, Rora, Rory, Zora and Zorica.

For more information, see also the related name Oriana.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Aurora.

Popularity

Aurora is a very popular first name for women (#534 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#53037 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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