Meaning and Origin of: Aurora

The name Aurora is of Latin origin and means "dawn."
Meaning and Origin of Aurora

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Gold
  • Greek : Goddess of the dawn

What does Aurora mean and stand for?

The name Aurora is of Latin origin and means "dawn." The Roman goddess of sunshine, Aurora, was said to renew herself by traveling from East to West across the sky each day. Her tears were also said to create morning dew.

Syllables: 3

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings


According to Social Security Administration data, Aurora has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2017, and in the top 100 since 2015 after jumping from the 488 spot in 2000.

However, it is the 16th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in February 2019.

Aurora was originally the name of a Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears would turn in to morning dew. Aurora is also associated with the scientific term for the Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis. While it has been a popular name since the 19th century, Aurora is now most popularly associated with Princess Aurora, also known as Sleeping Beauty.

Where is it Popular?

Aurora was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Aurora

  • Ari
  • Aria
  • Rora
  • Rory

Pairs well with these middle names