Girl Baby Name

Aurora

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Quick Facts on Aurora

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 145
Pronunciation:
uh-ROR-uh
Simple meaning:
The dawn

Characteristics of Aurora

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Aurora

Aurora comes from the Latin “aurora” meaning ‘dawn’ and her name was born in Roman mythology (her Greek counterpart is Eos). Aurora was the daughter of a Titan god and Terra, the Roman mother earth. She was the sister of the sun (Sol) and moon (Luna). Aurora dwelled in Oceanus, the great river that encircled the earth. Each morning, she renewed herself and flew across the sky, bringing light to announce the arrival of the sun. In Roman mythology and Latin poetry, Aurora was depicted as an energetic, beautiful woman who took many lovers. One such lover was the mortal Tithonus, prince of Troy. As he grew older, the perpetually youthful Aurora begged Jupiter to grant him immortality. Her only faux-pas was that she neglected to ask for his youth back as well. Big oops. Tithonus would age everlastingly separating him from both the mortal world and his beautiful goddess girlfriend who grew repulsed by him. So Aurora eventually turned him into a grasshopper and that was that. Although an ancient name, Aurora was not taken up as a given name until modern times. It was considered a scholarly equivalent to the name Dawn.

Popularity of the Name Aurora

The name Aurora has been in continual use in America since the U.S. government began tracking naming trends back in 1880. At the turn of the 20th century, Aurora’s popularity was low to moderate. She began a downward descent on the graphs starting in the 1930s and almost disappeared altogether during the 1960s and 70s. As we entered the 1990s, the name started gaining ground once again. In the past 20 years, Aurora has reestablished herself as a name to think about. Today Aurora is experiencing the height of her popularity. It appears as if there’s some renewed interest in these scholarly, exotic mythological names and we embrace this trend wholeheartedly. Many of the women in mythology (as opposed to the Bible) hold their own against their male counterparts. They are strong, dynamic and interesting women. Aurora, Athena, Aphrodite, Cassandra, Daphne, Eurydice, Hermione, Iris, Penelope, Rhea and Thalia are just some examples. But Aurora holds the distinction of being the one who brings in a new day. It’s a beautiful choice for a baby girl at the “dawn” of her life.
Popularity of the Girl Name Aurora
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aurora

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Aurora

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aurora

    Aurora We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Aurora.

  • Popular Songs on Aurora

    Popular Songs on Aurora

    Aurora - a song by Björk

    Aurora - a song by the Carpenters

    Aurora - a song by the Foo Fighters

    Aurora - a song by Veruca Salt

    Aurora - an opera by Ettore Panizza

    Aurora - a song by Avishai Cohen

    Aurora - song by The Andrews Sisters

    Aurora - an orchestral tone poem by William Lloyd Webber

    Aurora Nova - a song by Dan Fogelberg

    F*** you Aurora - a song by Alkaline Trio [explicit]

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Aurora

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Aurora

    Aurora and Boris Touch the Sky (Jeff Mazurowski) - Aurora and Boris Touch the Sky is an adventurous tale that takes place in a land called Oris. Oris is home to a sister and brother named Aurora and Boris, who dream of visiting every part of the sky. They dream of flying with birds, exploring new planets, and sliding down moonbeams. The children's wishes are granted when the meet Hoppy the Wizard. Hoppy offers to take kids to a place where they can touch the sky. The three travelers hike through mysterious lands on their adventure to this place where Hoppy is leading them. When the reach the sky, Aurora and Boris are amazed by what they see. They also find out that this Sky, The Aurora Borealis, was named after them. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Aurora and the Helpful Dragon (RH Disney) - The stars of two Disney Princess films—The Little Mermaid and The Princess and the Frog—are featured in one full-color 8 x 8 storybook that girls will love! In Tiana's story, she helps Charlotte's dog get along with Louis the alligator. And in Aurora's tale, a little dragon learns that it is always best to be yourself. Plus, there are more than 50 colorful stickers included! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Aurora the Magnificent (Gertrude Hall) - A wholesome and altogether enjoyable love story, with a mellowness and an easy distinction that cannot be claimed by a great many modern novels. It is the sort of story that used to be read aloud to the family circle; it is a novel that can pass that healthy test with unusual credit to the author. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights (Mindy Dwyer) - In "Aurora", Alaskan storyteller and artist Mindy Dwyer has created a magical story of a young girl whose seeking and dreams lead her to a great discovery. The bright, luminous illustrations that accompany the story magically portray this tale of the origin of the Aurora Borealis, the glorious northern lights. Inspired by her northern home, Mindy Dwyer says: "Living in Alaska, it's natural for one to believe that ancient magic dances in the shadows, the wind is enchanted, the old legends are true and in nature". She lives with her family in Anchorage and is also the author and illustrator of Coyote in Love and Quilt of Dreams. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Aurora: The Perfect Party (Wendy Loggia) - Princess Aurora is planning a party. But it's not just any party--it's a secret celebration in honor of the fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. Aurora has to sneak out of the castle to gather all of their favorite things to include in the celebration. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Legend of Aurora (Susan E. Katz) - A lonely boy's wish upon the northern lights comes true, when he finds himself on a magical adventure to the enchanted Music Shoppe, where all the instruments are alive! There, he not only discovers his heart's desire, but the secret origin of the Aurora Borealis. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Aurora

    Famous People Named Aurora

    Famous People Named Aurora - Aurora Robles (Mexican model)

  • Children of Famous People Named Aurora

    Children of Famous People Named Aurora

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Aurora - Corazon Aquino (former President of the Philippines); Eros Ramazzotti (Italian singer/songwriter); Nancy McKeon (actress); Stephanie McMahon (wrestling businesswoman)

  • Historic Figures

    Aurora - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Aurora - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Aurora.

Personality of the Girl Name Aurora

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Aurora

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