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The first name 

Aurora is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

The name Aurora is very popular!

The first name Aurora is one of the top 100 most popular girls names in the US – currently at #68 in our SmartGenius ranking. Over 1,000 babies each year are named Aurora, accounting for approximately 0.20 % of all newborn girls. In the entire USA, approximately 68,742 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Aurora. That is 0.02 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Aurora mean?

The first name Aurora goes back to the Latin word ‘aurora’ for ‘dawn’. A possible interpretation is also ‘the goddess of dawn’, as the Roman goddess of the dawn was named Aurora.

An aurora is... a natural light display in the Earth's sky, also commonly known as polar light.

Very special famous people are named Aurora

The goddess of dawn

In Latin poetry, the goddess of the dawn appears by the name Aurora, which is the Latin word for dawn. Aurora is the equivalent of the Greek goddess Eos. In Roman mythology, Aurora flies across the sky every morning, announcing the arrival of the sun. It is not clear who her parents are. In some Latin writings, she is the daughter of the god Pallas or the titan Hyperion. However, it is clear that her siblings are Sol, the sun (her brother), and Luna, the moon (her sister).

Singer and songwriter

Aurora Aksnes (*1996)
Norwegian singer and songwriter Aurora, born Aurora Aksnes, is known for her unique, powerful voice and her atmospheric indie pop songs, which are often inspired by fantasy, nature and emotion. She started playing the piano at the age of six and wrote her first song at the age of nine. She self-released her first single 'Puppet' in 2012. Since then she has released several albums, including 'All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend' (2016) and 'A Different Kind of Human' (2019).

The 'Sleeping Beauty'

Princess Aurora
Princess Aurora is a fictional character from the 1959 Disney animated film 'The Sleeping Beauty'. She is the main character of the film and, like the film's title, is also known as 'Sleeping Beauty'. She is cursed by an evil witch named Maleficent, who states that on the day of her 16th birthday, Aurora will be pricked by a needle and die. Fortunately, the curse can be broken by a prince who kisses Aurora, sealing the happy ending. Princess Aurora is a very popular Disney character and is often considered an icon of the classic Disney princesses.

A muralist

Aurora Reyes Flores (1908 - 1985)
Aurora Reyes Flores was a Mexican artist and the first female representative of Mexican muralismo. At the age of 13 she attended the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, later the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes until 1924, and had her first exhibition in 1925 at the Galer_xD860_ARS. In 1936 she became a member of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios, and in the same year she painted her first well-known mural, "Atentado a los Maestros Rurales" at the Centro Escolar Revoluci????In her lifetime she created a total of seven murals. In addition to painting, she was also a writer and received several awards for her poetry.

Go on a journey to places 
with your name

When you hear the name Aurora, you might first think of a woman or a girl. But did you know that there are also places with the name Aurora? Are you also called Aurora? Maybe one day you will visit the places that are named just like you...


is a Philippine province located in the Central Luzon region on the island of Luzon. The province was named after Aurora A. Quezon, wife of former President Manuel Quezon.

In Los Angeles,...

in the Pacific Palisades, you can visit an artist residence and cultural monument - Villa Aurora. It was the home of writer Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife during their exile in the US.

Wind mills

In Germany you will find several smock mills with the name Aurora. You can even get married in the mill near Weddingstedt in Schleswig-Holstein.

(94) Aurora...

is an outer main belt asteroid discovered in 1867 and named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn.

The Aurora Islands...

were probably non-existent but charted islands in the Atlantic Ocean (the so-called 'Phantom Islands') for over a hundred years.

Aurora -
well known in all states of the USA, most popular in Alaska

There are only 537 different women’s names registered in every single state in the U.S., and Aurora is one of them. However, Aurora is not equally widespread in all states, but people in Alaska seem to particularly fancy this name – the 625 women called Aurora who live here are 0,331% of all female residents and push their name up to #82, easily placing it in the top 100 most common female names in Alaska.

Aurora has 6 letters 
and begins with an A

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter A is the most popular first letter for girls’ names. 11.8% of all common girls’ names in the US start with this letter. The second most common first letter in girls' names is S.

With six letters, the name Aurora is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 11.8% of all girls' names start with an A, this initial letter occurs over three times as often as all other letters on average. And, by the way, of all the girls' names that begin with the letter A, the name Ashley is the most common.

Other names with 
A, u, r, o, r and a

If you take all the letters in the name Aurora – A, u, r, o, r and a – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Aroura.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Aurora

If your name is Aurora and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Aurora

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Aurora, you can simply say:







This is how the name Aurora is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Aurora in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Aurora

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Aurora is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Aurora

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Aurora sounds like this: