Aurora Name Meaning

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Fact: Aurora is the name of the princess in Disney’s 1959 film “Sleeping Beauty,” making it a symbol of beauty and grace in popular culture.

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A Deep Dive

Aurora Overview

Meaning

Dawn

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Roman goddess of dawn, used since the Renaissance era.

Pronunciation

/əˈrɔːrə/

Popularity

Highly popular in the U.S, consistently top 100 since 2015. It ranked 22th in the USA in 2023.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

11 (Intuitive, Idealistic, Spiritual)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Mythological, Cute

Associated Traits

Creativity, positivity, grace, energetic

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Connected to dawn and renewal, often associated with new beginnings and hope

Name Day

June 19th
A Deep Dive

Aurora Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Aurore, Avrora, Avrorka, Aurea, Ava, Ara

Common Nicknames

Rory, Auri, Ari, Rora, Aura, Ora

Diminutives

Rory, Auri, Rora, Aura, Ora

Famous People

  • Aurora Aksnes
    (Norwegian Pop Singer)
  • Aurora Perrineau
    (American Actress)
  • Aurora Quezon
    (Former First Lady of the Philippines)
  • Aurora James
    (Canadian Fashion Designer)
  • Aurora Pijuan
    (Filipino Beauty Queen, Miss International 1970)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Aurora
    (Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," Film)
  • Aurora Sinclair
    ("Once Upon A Time," TV Series)
  • Aurora Teagarden
    ("The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries," Book Series; TV Movies)
  • Aurora
    ("Child of Light," Video Game)
  • Aurora Rhapsody
    ("The Aurora Rhapsody Series," Sci-fi Books)

Places

  • Aurora City
    (Colorado, USA)
  • Aurora Town
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • Aurora City
    (Illinois, USA)
  • Aurora Town
    (Nebraska, USA)
  • Municipality of Aurora
    (Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines)

What Is the Meaning of Aurora?

The name Aurora means “dawn” in Latin. It symbolizes the early morning light or the first appearance of daylight, and it carries implications of renewal and beginning​.

What Is the Origin of The Name Aurora?

The name Aurora comes from Latin and is linked to the Roman goddess of dawn. It has been used as a first name since the Renaissance era.

Aurora Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Aurora in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#362021#312022#222023
Top 3 Rankings#222023#312022#362020

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Aurora

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202322
(+9 from 2022)
6054
(+62 from 2022)
0.34610
202231
(+5 from 2021)
5992
(+476 from 2021)
0.33418
202136
No change from 2020
5516
(+272 from 2020)
0.30789
202036
(+3 from 2019)
5244
(+247 from 2019)
0.29666
201939
(+5 from 2018)
4997
(+171 from 2018)
0.27233
201844
(+7 from 2017)
4826
(+215 from 2017)
0.25951
201751
(+15 from 2016)
4611
(+608 from 2016)
0.24408
201666
(+12 from 2015)
4003
(+354 from 2015)
0.20678
201578
(+38 from 2014)
3649
(+899 from 2014)
0.18704
2014116
(+30 from 2013)
2750
(+619 from 2013)
0.14057
2013146
(+20 from 2012)
2131
(+226 from 2012)
0.11055
2012166
(+17 from 2011)
1905
(+178 from 2011)
0.09822
2011183
(+20 from 2010)
1727
(+199 from 2010)
0.08913
2010203
(+14 from 2009)
1528
(+40 from 2009)
0.07793
2009217
(+69 from 2008)
1488
(+314 from 2008)
0.07348
2008286
(+29 from 2007)
1174
(+106 from 2007)
0.05636
2007315
(-8 from 2006)
1068
(-1 from 2006)
0.05046
2006307
(+29 from 2005)
1069
(+117 from 2005)
0.05114
2005336
(-15 from 2004)
952
(-37 from 2004)
0.04691
2004321
(+52 from 2003)
989
(+179 from 2003)
0.04901
2003373
(+64 from 2002)
810
(+146 from 2002)
0.04037
2002437
(-20 from 2001)
664
(-20 from 2001)
0.03362
2001417
(+71 from 2000)
684
(+127 from 2000)
0.03453
2000488
(+15 from 1999)
557
(+37 from 1999)
0.02791
1999503
(+1 from 1998)
520
(+17 from 1998)
0.02671
1998504
(+43 from 1997)
503
(+73 from 1997)
0.02595
1997547
(+83 from 1996)
430
(+75 from 1996)
0.02252
1996630
(+29 from 1995)
355
(+31 from 1995)
0.01852
1995659
(+10 from 1994)
324
(+6 from 1994)
0.01686
1994669
(-49 from 1993)
318
(-47 from 1993)
0.01631
1993620
(+61 from 1992)
365
(+44 from 1992)
0.01851
1992681
(+84 from 1991)
321
(+52 from 1991)
0.01601
1991765
(-51 from 1990)
269
(-24 from 1990)
0.01323
1990714
(+8 from 1989)
293
(+20 from 1989)
0.01426
1989722
(+70 from 1988)
273
(+37 from 1988)
0.01370
1988792
(-76 from 1987)
236
(-17 from 1987)
0.01227
1987716
(+67 from 1986)
253
(+37 from 1986)
0.01350
1986783
(+12 from 1985)
216
(+7 from 1985)
0.01170
1985795
(-11 from 1984)
209
(+5 from 1984)
0.01132
1984784
(+85 from 1983)
204
(+29 from 1983)
0.01131
1983869
(-153 from 1982)
175
(-67 from 1982)
0.00978
1982716
(+57 from 1981)
242
(+31 from 1981)
0.01334
1981773
(+19 from 1980)
211
(+4 from 1980)
0.01180
1980792
(+21 from 1979)
207
(+13 from 1979)
0.01163
1979813
(+64 from 1978)
194
(+27 from 1978)
0.01126
1978877
(-71 from 1977)
167
(-19 from 1977)
0.01016
1977806
(-29 from 1976)
186
(+2 from 1976)
0.01131
1976777
(+11 from 1975)
184
(+6 from 1975)
0.01171
1975788
(-3 from 1974)
178
(+4 from 1974)
0.01140
1974785
(-22 from 1973)
174
(-2 from 1973)
0.01111
1973763
(+77 from 1972)
176
(+22 from 1972)
0.01132
1972840
(-44 from 1971)
154
(-23 from 1971)
0.00955
1971796
(+37 from 1970)
177
(+13 from 1970)
0.01010
1970833
(+96 from 1969)
164
(+33 from 1969)
0.00895
1969929
(-128 from 1968)
131
(-27 from 1968)
0.00743
1968801
(-32 from 1967)
158
(-5 from 1967)
0.00924
1967769
(-25 from 1966)
163
(-12 from 1966)
0.00949
1966744
(+7 from 1965)
175
(-3 from 1965)
0.00997
1965751
(+85 from 1964)
178
(+22 from 1964)
0.00974
1964836
(+6 from 1963)
156
(+2 from 1963)
0.00797
1963842
(-53 from 1962)
154
(-19 from 1962)
0.00775
1962789
(+80 from 1961)
173
(+23 from 1961)
0.00854
1961869
(-104 from 1960)
150
(-27 from 1960)
0.00722
1960765
(+56 from 1959)
177
(+21 from 1959)
0.00851
1959821
(+2 from 1958)
156
(+5 from 1958)
0.00751
1958823
(-30 from 1957)
151
(-11 from 1957)
0.00731
1957793
(-60 from 1956)
162
(-11 from 1956)
0.00772
1956733
(-33 from 1955)
173
(-7 from 1955)
0.00840
1955700
(+14 from 1954)
180
(+13 from 1954)
0.00898
1954714
(-52 from 1953)
167
(-20 from 1953)
0.00839
1953662
(-37 from 1952)
187
(-11 from 1952)
0.00969
1952625
(+5 from 1951)
198
(+9 from 1951)
0.01041
1951630
(-62 from 1950)
189
(-28 from 1950)
0.01023
1950568
(+45 from 1949)
217
(+35 from 1949)
0.01234
1949613
(-23 from 1948)
182
(-17 from 1948)
0.01037
1948590
(-55 from 1947)
199
(-48 from 1947)
0.01142
1947535
(+9 from 1946)
247
(+36 from 1946)
0.01359
1946544
(-43 from 1945)
211
(-2 from 1945)
0.01308
1945501
(+5 from 1944)
213
(+10 from 1944)
0.01582
1944506
(-15 from 1943)
203
(-25 from 1943)
0.01486
1943491
(+8 from 1942)
228
(+5 from 1942)
0.01588
1942499
(+38 from 1941)
223
(+52 from 1941)
0.01604
1941537
(+20 from 1940)
171
(+17 from 1940)
0.01372
1940557
(-57 from 1939)
154
(-24 from 1939)
0.01304
1939500
(-18 from 1938)
178
(-12 from 1938)
0.01570
1938482
(+11 from 1937)
190
(+13 from 1937)
0.01665
1937493
(-31 from 1936)
177
(-16 from 1936)
0.01606
1936462
(-7 from 1935)
193
(-3 from 1935)
0.01791
1935455
(-8 from 1934)
196
(-16 from 1934)
0.01804
1934447
(-4 from 1933)
212
(+1 from 1933)
0.01959
1933443
(-36 from 1932)
211
(-45 from 1932)
0.02017
1932407
(-3 from 1931)
256
(-2 from 1931)
0.02314
1931404
(-27 from 1930)
258
(-67 from 1930)
0.02338
1930377
(-27 from 1929)
325
(-22 from 1929)
0.02786
1929350
(+10 from 1928)
347
(-14 from 1928)
0.02998
1928360
(-3 from 1927)
361
No change from 1927
0.03020
1927357
(+19 from 1926)
361
(+34 from 1926)
0.02920
1926376
(-6 from 1925)
327
(-14 from 1925)
0.02658
1925370
(-6 from 1924)
341
(-16 from 1924)
0.02700
1924364
(-3 from 1923)
357
(+19 from 1923)
0.02755
1923361
(+29 from 1922)
338
(+57 from 1922)
0.02699
1922390
(-21 from 1921)
281
(-48 from 1921)
0.02252
1921369
(+30 from 1920)
329
(+55 from 1920)
0.02571
1920399
(+42 from 1919)
274
(+51 from 1919)
0.02203
1919441
(-1 from 1918)
223
(-3 from 1918)
0.01898
1918440
(+42 from 1917)
226
(+41 from 1917)
0.01880
1917482
(-11 from 1916)
185
(+3 from 1916)
0.01646
1916471
(+42 from 1915)
182
(+35 from 1915)
0.01676
1915513
(+27 from 1914)
147
(+40 from 1914)
0.01436
1914540
(-6 from 1913)
107
(+17 from 1913)
0.01343
1913534
(-60 from 1912)
90
(-12 from 1912)
0.01374
1912474
(+37 from 1911)
102
(+36 from 1911)
0.01738
1911511
(+11 from 1910)
66
(+5 from 1910)
0.01494
1910522
(-6 from 1909)
61
(+8 from 1909)
0.01454
1909516
(+30 from 1908)
53
(+7 from 1908)
0.01440
1908546
(-57 from 1907)
46
(-7 from 1907)
0.01297
1907489
(+113 from 1906)
53
(+18 from 1906)
0.01571
1906602
(-83 from 1905)
35
(-8 from 1905)
0.01117
1905519
(+93 from 1904)
43
(+12 from 1904)
0.01388
1904612
(+16 from 1903)
31
(+3 from 1903)
0.01060
1903628
(+169 from 1902)
28
(+9 from 1902)
0.01006
1902797
(-167 from 1901)
19
(-6 from 1901)
0.00678
1901630
(+173 from 1900)
25
(+4 from 1900)
0.00983
1900803
(-12 from 1899)
21
(+4 from 1899)
0.00661
1899791
(+129 from 1898)
17
(+3 from 1898)
0.00687
1898920
(-134 from 1897)
14
(-2 from 1897)
0.00511
1897786
(-176 from 1896)
16
(-10 from 1896)
0.00644
1896610
(+205 from 1895)
26
(+11 from 1895)
0.01032
1895815
(-3 from 1894)
15
(+1 from 1894)
0.00607
1894812
(-168 from 1893)
14
(-6 from 1893)
0.00593
1893644
(+82 from 1892)
20
(+4 from 1892)
0.00888
1892726
(-31 from 1891)
16
(+1 from 1891)
0.00711
1891695
(+311 from 1890)
15
(+7 from 1890)
0.00763
18901006
(+19 from 1889)
8
(+1 from 1889)
0.00397
18891025
(-301 from 1888)
7
(-6 from 1888)
0.00370
1888724
(-138 from 1887)
13
(-2 from 1887)
0.00686
1887586
(+192 from 1886)
15
(+6 from 1886)
0.00965
1886778
(-138 from 1884)
9
(-2 from 1884)
0.00585
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1884640
(-25 from 1883)
11
(+1 from 1883)
0.00800
1883615
(+63 from 1882)
10
(+2 from 1882)
0.00833
1882678
(+62 from 1881)
8
(+2 from 1881)
0.00691
1881740
(-2 from 1880)
6
No change from 1880
0.00607
1880738
First SSA data recorded
6
First SSA data recorded
0.00615

American States Popularity Rankings for Aurora

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#302021#282022#282023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#372021#282022#262023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#462021#392022#342023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#252021#212022#202023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#292021#332022#212023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#282021#212022#192023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#282021#182022#172023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#212021#272022#192023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#692021#562022#532023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#212021#202022#252023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#562021#352022#492023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#242021#192022#152023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#422021#392022#242023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#212021#282022#202023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#512021#402022#472023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#292021#162022#172023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#552021#452022#362023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#162021#92022#232023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#542021#482022#232023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#422021#352022#302023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#332021#412022#242023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#112021#112022#132023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#202021#152022#202023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#452021#922022#752023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#542021#492022#372023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#192021#142022#122023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#412021#252022#292023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#172021#212022#232023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#322021#202022#182023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#512021#272022#282023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#92021#12022#22023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#622021#282022#522023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#542021#522022#442023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#412021#162022#182023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#612021#432022#392023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#232021#292022#142023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#582021#492022#302023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#202021#462022#162023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#242021#172022#132023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#282021#162022#152023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#302021#122022#102023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#322021#292022#242023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#92021#92022#182023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#122021#112022#382023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#652021#502022#492023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#462021#182022#222023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#172021#182022#102023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#172021#132022#72023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#202021#472022#102023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#72021#172022#672023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#1032021#242022#432023

Popularity Rankings for Aurora in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Italy

Italy flagItaly#32020#22021#22022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#182021#42022#22023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#312011#42021

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#252021#202022#152023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#372021#292022#502023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#382021#402022#312023

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#382019#332020#322021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#352020#372021#332022

Popularity in Finland

Finland flagFinland#412021#392022#352023

Popularity in Croatia

Croatia flagCroatia#492020#412022#472023

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#1222018#462019#422020

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#422021#462022#422023

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#542022#562023#522024

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#702019#642020#562021

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#872021#712022#622023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#922020#842021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1522021#1472022#912023

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#1002020#912021#962022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#1032022#942023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#992021#1612022#1652023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1632020#1362021#1022022

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#1552021#1322022#1172023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#1542021#1452022#1202023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1652021#1402022#1302023

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#1951980#1672014#1722015

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#4952020#4332021#3522022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Aurora a Name for Boys or Girls?

Aurora is traditionally a girl’s name. The use of Aurora as a boy’s name is extremely rare and virtually nonexistent in recorded data.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Aurora

Aurora in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Aurora Robles (Model and Politician): A Mexican model and politician, who served as the Mayor of Guadalajara .
  • Aurora Perrineau (Actress, born 1994): An American actress famous for roles in movies like "Truth or Dare" and "Jem and the Holograms."
  • Aurora Cunha (Athlete, born 1959): A Portuguese long-distance runner who has won multiple international marathons .
  • Aurora Pijuan (Miss International 1970, born 1949): A Filipino beauty queen and model who won Miss International in 1970 .
  • Aurora James (Fashion Designer, born 1984): A Canadian creative director and activist, founder of the sustainable fashion brand Brother Vellies .
  • Aurora Quezon (Former First Lady of the Philippines, 1888-1949): She was the wife of President Manuel L. Quezon and is known for her community support and activism on human rights.
  • Aurora Galli (Soccer Player, born 1996): An Italian professional footballer who has played for Juventus and the Italian national team .
  • Aurora Miranda (Singer and Actress, 1915-2005): A Brazilian performer known for her role in Disney's "The Three Caballeros."
  • Aurora Aksnes (Pop Singer, born 1996): A Norwegian singer-songwriter, known for her ethereal vocals and unique music style .
  • Aurora Sinclair ("Once Upon A Time," 2011 TV Series): A character from the TV show who echoes Sleeping Beauty's tale.
  • Aurora Teagarden ("The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries," 1990 Book Series; 2015 TV Movies): A librarian who solves mysteries in both book and TV movie formats.
  • Aurora ("Child of Light", 2014 Video Game): A young girl in a mystical realm on a quest to reclaim her throne.
  • Aurora Rhapsody ("The Aurora Rhapsody Series," 2013 Sci-Fi Books): A starship captain leading space adventures in a book series.
  • Aurora (Marvel Comics' "Alpha Flight," 1983 Comic Series): A superhero with speed and light powers in the comic series "Alpha Flight".
  • Aurora (Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," 1959 Film): A princess enchanted to sleep, awakening only with a true love's kiss.
  • Aurora Town, Nebraska, USA: A small town with agricultural community and local festivals.
  • Aurora City, Colorado, USA: A city known for its diversity and outdoor recreational areas, located near Denver.
  • Aurora Town, Ontario, Canada: A town recognized for its community-oriented lifestyle and historic sites.
  • Municipality of Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines: A coastal municipality noted for its beautiful beaches and marine life.
  • Aurora City, Illinois, USA: Famous for its architectural landmarks and being a hub of arts and culture.

Similar Names to Aurora

Sibling Names for Aurora