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Aurora is from Latin and the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise – her tears become the morning dew. It's also the name of the dazzling Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis, caused by space weather systems. Disney's Sleeping Beauty is named Aurora, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote an epic poem called "Aurora Leigh." The princess in your nursery will blind you with her own dancing lights. Bring that high-flown gleam and glimmer down to earth with the popular nickname for Aurora, "Rory."