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Among other usages, Aurora is also Spanish, Polish and Swedish.
-- alberto  12/4/2004
May be difficult for young children to pronounce.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2005
A famous bearer of the name Aurora is the Sleeping Beauty in the disney film.
-- lilliefrog  2/8/2005
The name of Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti's daughter is Aurora.
-- alberto  4/15/2005
This is what I am naming my daughter which I am expecting in 5 months. The pronunciation was also a concern with me but we will get people to call her "Rori".
-- Ashyposh  8/12/2005
As an English major, I acquired this name from the Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem, "Aurora Leigh". The beauty of the poem and the name has helped me to choose this name for my daughter. I hope she doesn't find out that the poem was about a Victorian fallen woman!
-- Ashyposh  8/12/2005
This name is my all time #1 favorite feminine name. It is enchanting, beautiful, and it has a pretty meaning.
-- iwant2baurora  11/16/2005
I have changed my mind as this being my #1 favorite feminine name. I have always loved the name Anna a lot more plus I think it sounds nicer.
-- iwant2baurora  1/3/2006
I love this name. Most people don't but I think it's beautiful.
-- Rockos_Modern_Life_1  12/22/2005
Even though Aurora technically means "dawn," I would tell my daughter that her name meant "rosy fingertips of dawn." I think it's more poetic and beautiful.
-- puresimplicity  1/2/2006
Aw come on! You can't just go and change the meaning of a name! That's really bad!

Especially writing that on a page about the meaning of names. Tsk tsk.
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2010
What made me not like this name anymore is the pronunciation. Sounds too much like aw-roar-uh.
-- iwant2baurora  1/27/2006
Aurora is a city in the state of Illinois.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  2/1/2006
I love this name, I get many comments on how beautiful my name is.
-- rory_b  2/4/2006
Beautiful name! In Italy is very popular!
-- Anonymous User  2/9/2006
I think it is a lovely name. The character in Sleeping Beauty was so gorgeous, I always think of her and her singing when I hear this name. It was one of my favorite movies when I was young. Now, I would like to use it as a middle name for Ruby.
-- claraelizabethann  2/27/2006
Aurora is a pretty name. The only problem I have with this name is it doesn't roll off the tongue too easily. Try picturing yourself yelling this name out at a playground, LOL. At least it isn't a fad name and if you did call it out you wouldn't get 15 kids responding.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My grand-mother's name is Aurora, only that it's French: Aurore. I think it is the nicest name. It's a little on the harsh side, but I love its meaning. If ever I have children, I will call one of them Aurora.
-- simple_plan_luver  4/28/2006
It is also used in Romania. [noted -ed]
-- paul9i  5/1/2006
I love this name. I think it is a name with a meaning of grace, optimism elegance and light. It pictures a vision of the dawn and it's breathtaking beauty. My favorite shortname for Aurora is 'Orie.' I just think it's wonderful!
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2006
When I was little, I LOVED this name, then I lost interest in it for a while, and now I love it again.
-- nelirosala  6/26/2006
Aurora is also the name of a town in Ontario, Canada.
-- stillbreathingxx  8/12/2006
This name is simply lovely! It sounds much more elegant and beautiful than Dawn, but it bears the same wonderful meaning.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2006
Aurora is a beautiful, elegant name. I would prefer the nickname Orie/Aurie or even Aura rather than Rory/Rori. Rory is too masculine of a name for me.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2006
A rather pretty nickname is "Rory", for when the child is younger.
-- wordybookworm  10/11/2006
Stunning.
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2006
Every time I hear or think of this name I imagine a classic, young, beautiful girl dancing around in a changing color dress! It sounds very lyrical to me.
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2006
This is where Wayne and Garth are from in the movie Wayne's World!

"Sometimes I wish I could boldly go where no man has gone before... but I'll probably just stay in Aurora" - Garth
-- stuckonstupid  11/18/2006
I think in Finnish, it is pronounced OW-ro-ruh.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2006
I am currently living in the city of Aurora, Il. It means the city of lights. There is over a hundred thousand people living in it. But, unfortunately, it is known as a bad town because there are a lot of gangs in it.
-- jmd27  12/11/2006
Such a pretty name!
-- epicatsea  12/29/2006
The Disney movie "The Sleeping Beauty" is one of my favorite childhood films. Since the princess is named Aurora, I have always loved this name. The name Aurora brings to mind a girl with a beautiful, happy heart who is like sunshine to those around her.
-- karasuko7  2/6/2007
I'm afraid I choke on my own tongue trying to pronounce this, so I don't like it. Of course, I also can't properly pronounce "rural".
-- black_lace  2/17/2007
The P&O British cruise ship "Aurora". I think this is such a pretty name.
-- gulie55  2/19/2007
Aurora is a city in Oregon. I could never name my child after this city, (since I live in oregon). Or maybe I should just move.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2007
This is one of my favorite names! However it sounds best in Swedish because you roll the r's.
-- haymanisland  3/11/2007
Rorey is a cute nickname for this.
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2007
Aurora probably came from the lights from the North/South Pole. The lights there are called the Aurora Lights, they're also visible in Iceland.
-- Miracle1980Olympics  4/13/2007
I sometimes wish this were my name, instead of Dawn. But since stupid people abound, and they can't even spell or pronounce Dawn properly (I wish I were kidding), it would be even worse to be named Aurora, I guess. At least they'd have a reason to mess it up, I suppose.
-- Belus  4/19/2007
Absolutely enchanting and stunning. Lovely!
-- hpblum  6/27/2007
In the movie Impromtu, Judy Davis's character goes by the name George Sand (a real author) but is really named Aurora.
-- popular1  8/30/2007
YAY! I love this name! First of all, Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney princess, and this is her name! Secondly, I agree with all of you saying it's enchanting and stunning because it is! And regal, I might add.
-- smurphul  9/18/2007
I think Aurora is a very beautiful name, very soft, gentle and elegant. Disney's Sleeping Beauty was my favorite movie when I was little, as well. I especially like the nickname Rory. Aurora - beautiful name!
-- harry_sent_me  10/18/2007
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights (celestial phenomenon of bands, curtains or streamers of coloured light that appear in the sky predominantly in the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the earth) which is among one of the most beautiful natural occurances.
-- Anonymous User  10/23/2007
Aurora's Greek equivalent is Eos.
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2007
I actually think this is a really beautiful name.
-- aquaspirit96  12/28/2007
I have this name. I go by Aury (pronounced Orie). I've never really liked the nickname Rory (Always sounds like Roy to me.) Adults always tell me how beautiful my name is. Also, it's not really that hard to pronounce (uh-roar-uh). You get used to it after a while.
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2008
This name is super duper cool. I like that it can fit all stages of life.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/4/2008
The name is pretty, but overused in Norway.
-- Anonymous User  3/9/2008
I think that this name is too cute. When the child was growing up I would call her Rory and Roo when she was little.
-- b.lillian  3/21/2008
Aurora is also a Portuguese name. [noted -ed]
-- Rockos_Modern_Life_1  3/22/2008
Beautiful name, but overused. I'd use something less common, but that's just me.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
I think it's a beautiful name and I would love to use it to name one of my own children in the future.
-- paintpot  5/7/2008
If I ever have a daughter, I will most likely name her Aurora Rose (Rose being my own middle name, as well as that of a lot of women in my family), which makes me think of a dawn the color of pale rose. The picture in my mind is beautiful.

Also, I think of Aurora, a.k.a. "Briar Rose" (again with the Rose!), in Sleeping Beauty, opening the cottage shutters and singing like a skylark.
-- erb816  5/21/2008
I appreciate its age and history of use but it feels very modern-trashy to me. It's also awful to say.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2008
Whoever said this name is trashy, it is not (to me). I love this name. If I had twins, I would call them Aurora (Means dawn) and Alkony (Means dusk).
-- Anonymous User  7/7/2008
I love this name. I've used it for a character before, and it's perfect for her. Although - I prefer the slightly unorthodox "Rora" as a nickname.
-- Tyrelle  8/5/2008
Aurora Miranda da Cunha (born 1915) was a Brazilian entertainer. She was sister to Carmen Miranda. She is well known for in Brazil for her Samba music. In the U.S, she appeared in Walt Disney's "The Three Caballeros", where she dances with Donald Duck and José Carioca, singing the song, "Os Quindins de Yayá".
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2008
I think it is very pretty. There is a Disney Princess with the name Aurora. AKA Sleeping Beauty!
-- IAmTabby  8/22/2008
This name is so pretty and unusual and the meaning behind it is lovely. The nickname Rory/Rori is cute too!
-- Junidoe-Josephine  11/11/2008
I think it's a beautiful name, definitely rare, at least where I live.
-- krazykels  12/30/2008
This is a Polish variant, too.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2009
This name is enchanting and fits perfectly for a fairy tale princess. If I had a daughter I think Aurora would be a wonderful name.
-- Genevieve_M  4/2/2009
I really dislike this name. It's sort of tacky, and as someone mentioned before, imagine yelling this across a playground, or even calling for someone. It's on its way to becoming popular. There are other more poetic names out there that sound better and don't have an overused concept.
-- Kerules  4/5/2009
My daughter is name Aurora, I live in the state of MAINE, we chose it because of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), however, after she was born I did discover that it is SLEEPING BEAUTY'S NAME! It is NOT at all common here, and everyone says how pretty and unique it is.
-- Shorty082699  4/7/2009
German pronunciation equals Spanish pronunciation here.
-- JHK  6/1/2009
I LOVE this name, but I don't like the nickname Rory for various reasons.
I asked my mom if she liked this name and she hates it! It's a disgrace to me, I mean she has very small taste in names! Ugh! Well this name is amazing and delivers beauty.
-- Anonymous User  9/4/2009
I named my second daughter Aurora after many months of indecision. Besides being somewhat lyrical - it has many nicknames to chose from (though we prefer Rory, we have used Rora, and Aury) to suit your taste. It gives you a formal/ elegant option for an adult and can still be cute for a little girl. I personally decided on it when I caught the natural (I like hippy names!) connection to the Aurora Borealis/Australis - however it is also used as theme and character name in literature (Sleeping Beauty, His Dark Materials, Aurora from Marvel comics, Aurora Leigh, etc.) It has a rich history stretching back to Greek myth and the goddess of the Dawn- which is why it will never be trendy - or trashy as a previous (perhaps under educated?) person commented - much more classical in the strictest sense.
-- hoppbird  9/22/2009
Aurora is NOT a trashy name at all. It's what I call elegant and beautiful and a name I cant help but love. I like Aurora but I do not like the nicknames. And like the comment above this one, Aurora is a GREAT choice to name a daughter.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2009
Aurora has a unique SOUND to it and a beautiful meaning. Even though it isn't to common it won't be the first time that someone heard of the name.
-- Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
The name Aurora is overly beautiful but-- It's on its way to becoming popular, it was already number 288 last year. That makes me sad. I still like it.
-- Alora  11/15/2009
I think this is a very beautiful and underused name, in Britain at least. :)
-- walesgal92  1/3/2010
I do like this name but---
I know all (most) of you think this name is all UNIQUE, it is becoming REALLY popular, it was number 54 on the top 100 names of 2009! (According to babynames.com) So it isn't as uncommon as most people think. I do like this name though.
-- Alora  1/10/2010
Remember, a girl named Aurora will be addressed Aurora, and can you picture using and saying it casually? The syllables just don't seem to agree with each other. I know this name's meaning is the appeal for most, but that isn't too special either- dawn, everyone loves dawn and wants to eat it up, but now there's a Latin version. Sorry, I just think it's kitsch.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/14/2010
When I hear this name I can only think of Sleeping Beauty!
-- starz26  4/17/2010
I think this name is really pretty! I have a friend who named her daughter Arora (left out the U so that it's a palindrome!) and I really don't find it that hard to pronounce and neither does her daughter (who is 5). I think it's a beautiful name because of its association with the Aurora Borealis.
-- Daenerys  6/4/2010
I think this is my favourite girl's name and I will definitely consider naming my future daughter this. However, I feel you need to be able to roll your R's to name your daughter this. The English pronunciation of this name is really not nice and nicknames such as Rory are just awful in my opinion. If I name my daughter this I will probably use Aura/Rora as nicknames.
As for the meaning; I am extremely fascinated with Aurora Borealis. Though never having seen it in real life it looks so surreal and otherworldly in photos.
The only negative thing is that this name has become very commmon in Norway recently which is unfortunate for me since I prefer unique/uncommon names and I come from Norway.
-- Verena  10/4/2010
This name is really hard to pronounce for some reason. I don't care for it.
-- Chrila96  10/29/2010
As an Italian name, Aurora is derived from the Latin word "Aurora," which is of Indo-European origin, and basically means, "Luminous; Dazzling." In the Medieval Ages it was adopted as a very common name, and known to mean, "As Beautiful And Luminous As The Dawn."
-- Francesca  12/2/2010
I love this name, which is why I chose it for my daughter. We alternate between the English and Portuguese pronunciation as we are bilingual. Family have started to call her "Rora" or "Rory" but I think I prefer "Aura" or "Aury". It's not very common where I'm from.
-- geheimnis  1/12/2011
Czech and Slovak pronunciation equals Spanish pronunciation here.
-- Meg_Simpson  2/26/2011
Pronunciation in Spanish is wrong. It should be ah/oo-RO-rah.

By ah/oo I mean it's a sole syllable, but with the sounds "ah" and "oo".
-- ely_riverbank  4/17/2011
This is not my favorite name. I don't know, it just sounds very princess-y. However, I do actually know a girl named Aurora and she is super nice.
-- Joy12  5/6/2011
My Algebra teacher just had a baby girl and she named her Aurora. I think it's a lovely name considering the fact that it suits both their personalities (spunky yet sweet).
-- Anonymous User  5/21/2011
There is a city in Ohio called Aurora and there is a company that sells toiletries named Aurora. Pretty name. Too bad it is getting so popular!
-- UniqueNameLover  7/19/2011
It's very pretty, but it's also rather trendy. I've met about four girls called Aurora, all of them under the age of ten. The name doesn't exactly roll of your tongue, with the double "r" sound. I think it'd be much better to just name your girl Dawn. Or maybe even the Greek form, Eos.
-- Black_X  7/31/2011
I always think of a lion roaring. I don't like this name at all. It sounds awful, is difficult for small children to pronounce and to me, it seems tacky.
-- GibsonGirl  11/8/2011
This is the most magical, fantastical name ever! I love it! A great nickname would be Auri because it is Latin for "of gold."
-- Meapergirl  12/19/2011
Aurora has been my name for some twenty odd years now. I hated it until I reached highschool and then really started to appreciate it. I live in Illinois, less than 30 miles from the town of Aurora, which is on exit signs all over the place, so you'd think people would be able to spell it but many can't. People often think my name is "Laura". I hate the nickname "Rory" and will not answer to anyone who calls me that. The nicknames I like are "Rora" and "Ro" (like "Joe") only. I was named after a comic book character so I don't see the name as being particularly flowery/princessy/girly. I see it now as a little bit sexy and a lot a bit celestial.
-- rorita  7/22/2012
To the grief and sadness of the United States, there was a shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the midnight premier of "The Dark Knight Rises." Our prayers are with the victims and their families.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2012
Aurora is my grandmother's middle name. She uses it rather than her first name which is Julia (though I find the name Julia pretty as well). She lives in Guatemala so we use the Spanish pronunciation of the name, which I love and always have. I have always considered naming my future daughter (if I am lucky enough to have a baby girl in my future!) this name, however have been hesitant because of English pronunciation issues. I do like Rori as a nickname but I still hesitated. I was not convinced despite my love of the name and of course my grandmother because people find my own name hard to say or spell and I remember hating that as I was growing up. I am VERY excited to see other nickname options on here that I had not thought of. I love Aurie and Rora... thank you to all who contributed the optional nicknames!
-- Mari_posa  8/9/2012
On the American television series "The Golden Girls", Blanche's daughter Rebecca has a daughter named Aurora.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
Such a pretty name but it just makes me think of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.
-- Anonymous User  8/28/2012
Cute, but I like Aurelia a hair bit better!
-- SEC908  11/2/2012
Uuuglyyy hippie name! I can imagine some insane parents naming twin daughters Aurora and Skye.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2013
Even though its been around for centuries, it still sounds kind of trendy to me. And it's hard to say, at least to me.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2013
This name sounds terrible with an American accent. When an American is saying this name it sounds like an imitation of a dog barking. I am an American with a bit of a Boston accent, an I find this name almost painful to say. I have to really tense my tongue.
-- Tiger Lilly  7/2/2013
I've loved this name ever since first seeing Sleeping Beauty at four years old. I like the combination Aurora Rose, as another commenter mentioned, probably because of the Briar Rose association in the Disney movie. Auri is my favorite short form of this name.
-- shadow1999  7/16/2013
My name is Aurora Del Rocio. I use to hate my name as a child because no one could say it not even my teachers but now that I'm older I love it! I feel like hardly anybody has my name. It is unique I grew up not knowing any other Aurora beside my grandma who I'm named after and she was one of the most beautiful people I know.
-- delarosie  8/15/2013
It's a very beautiful name when written, but it sounds harsh when said aloud. Also there aren't any good nicknames for it, which is an issue for me personally.
-- citylights  12/7/2013
This is an unbelievably gorgeous and enchanting name. The image that forms in my mind is a stunning artistic girl that plays in a colorful meadow at sunrise. This name is truely majestic and fits a kind hearted queen. It is remarkably powerful and harmonious and I would definitely name my first born daughter this.
-- MusicBelle  2/24/2014
Sorry, but I just have to express my love for this name once again. The meaning and literary connections are fantanstic, which also contributed in trapping me under the name's majestic spell. Aurora is a exotically beautiful name that is lyrical, dignified, noble, marvelous, musical, and overpowering. I hope any little girl will be proud to bear such a wonderous name.
-- MusicBelle  2/25/2014
Pronunciation is "Uh-ROOR-uh".
-- MusicBelle  2/26/2014
It wasn't until late-middle school (about 13-14 years old) that I actually began to accept the name. Any time before that, I hated it, frankly. The people calling me "Rory" which was too masculine, "Roo-Bear" made me squirm, the many-many people who called me "Laura," and the awful dreaded "A-roo-ra" which people called me a lot more that you can think is possible. Now, I actually enjoy the elegant feel and how my friends (who can't pronounce my name) call me Princess. I actually love my name now, and I actually would recommend the name, as I adore it. My parents having named me Aurora Nikolette meaning "dawn's victory." And the irony that I was born at midnight never ceases to end. :)
-- auroranikolette  6/6/2014
Polish pronunciation: ahw-RAW-rah.
-- szarakowo  6/13/2014
Such a nice name! It has a feminine yet strong sound to it like a lioness "roaring", if you get what I mean.
-- Alexanna  7/5/2014
Very elegant, mythical, and royal. This name conjures up some of the most heavenly imagery. Aurora Borealis is one of the most gorgeous and stunning natural phenomenon in the world! Plus, it has beautiful mythological ties, and intriguing literary associations. What more could you ask for in a name? :)
-- AlexandrianScrolls  7/16/2014

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