The name Aurora is of Latin origin and means "Goddess Of The Dawn." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
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.
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.
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