Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL 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.

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

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Aurora

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME AURORA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Aurora

Popular Songs

ON AURORA

Aurora
an orchestral tone poem by William Lloyd Webber

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

Aurora Nova
a song by Dan Fogelberg

Famous People

NAMED AURORA

Aurora Robles (Mexican model)

Children of Famous People

NAMED AURORA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Aurora

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME AURORA

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