Monday, 23 June 2014


Elle Fanning as Aurora in "Maleficent"

Origin: Latin
Meaning: "dawn"
Gender: Feminine
Pronunciation: ow-RO-rah (Spanish), ə-RAWR-ə (English)

In Roman mythology Aurora is the sister of Sol and Luna, and is the goddess of the dawn, who flies across the sky every morning announcing the arrival of the sun.

The name is also associated with the Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the Northern Lights. It is the name of the princess in Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Aurora Leigh is an epic poem by Elizabeth Barrett.

   Related names:

Aurore - French

   Name Days:

Finland: March 10
Latvia: March 5
Sweden: July 3

Aurora is ranked #145 in the United States, #345 in England/Wales, #100 in Canada, #6 in Italy, #92 in New Zealand, and #30 in Norway.

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