The meaning of the name Aurora is Dawn
The origin of the name Aurora is Latin
Alternate spellings: Arora
Notes: Aurora was the ancient Roman goddess of the dawn. Aurora Borealis is a name for the Northern Lights. Nicknames for Aurora include Arie, Rory, and Aura. The most famous fictional Aurora is Princess Aurora from Disney's Sleeping Beauty also known as Briar Rose. Aurora Sinistra is a character in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Aurora Greenwood is from the movie and novel Terms of Endearment. Famous Auroras tend to be from Spanish speaking countries. Actresses include Aurora Clavel and Aurora Bautista. There is also Aurora Browne, a Canadian actress and comedienne. Authors include Aurora Caceres and Aurora Levins Morales. Aurora Reyes Flores was a member of the muralist movement and Aurora Estrada Orozco was a Mexican American community leader.