Aurora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Aurora | Girls
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.
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- Comments and insights on the name Aurora: | Edit
I knew a beautiful artistic woman named Aurora. Her name made her even more lovely. Unfortunately, I had a hard time saying her name. This name and Rory make me think of 30 Rock and the 'Rural Juror...'
Personally I think the name is beautiful, but the pronunciation is too awkward.
I think that a Canadian named Aurora would have a much easier time with the spelling. We add U's into quite a few words and the majority of our population is quite familiar with the word in the context of "Aurora Borealis."
- Personal experiences with the name Aurora: | Edit
I love my name Aurora (: I get so many comments on how beautiful it is.
Recently I heard a young woman state this at a local store, "We changed her name to Aurora"
When I was growing up in the Philippines, I hated my name because it sounded so old and I couldn't have a cute nickname. I ended up with "Pinky" or "Au-au". I remember giving my mother quite a hard time for naming me, Aurora. Also, Aurora is quite a common name in the Philippines. It's the first name of the wife of President Manuel Quezon - so there's a town, province, major boulevard etc named after her. When I was in college, my foreign friends would ask if "Pinky" was my real name and when I replied, "No, it is actually Aurora", they recommended that I start using my real name. So when I left for the United States after graduation, I recalled their comments and began the new chapter in my life simply as "Aurora".
As an adult woman, I love my name - I've grown into it I get compliments about my name at least once a week! However, I find few people can actually spell it properly - the "U" is often left out.
I have also found the it is hard for people to spell my name correctly.
I chose to name my first daughter Aurora when I was in the 5th grade. Main reason because of it's uniqueness, there aren't many with the name (in my opinion) in the USA. When I first heard the name Rory I thought it was so ugly and it sounded like roar to me. now it's my daughters nickname and I LOVE it. I have definitely eaten my words!
- Nicknames for Aurora: | Edit
Aura, Aury/Aurie, Ro, Rory/Rori, Rora, Au-au
- Meanings and history of the name Aurora: | Edit
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: | Edit
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 in song, story & screen: | Edit
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 Fighters' 1999 "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
Global Popularity of the Name Aurora
- #8 in Finland
- #11 in Italy
- #27 in Norway
- #162 in Canada (Alberta)
- #215 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #288 in United States