There are multiple origins and meanings for the name:
1. Latin name, meaning - "dawn, daybreak, sunrise; girl from the East". Derived from Latin word aura - "wind of a dawn, air, breeze, air flow; gleam"
2. Comes from the Latin words Aurum - "gold, golden" + Hora - "hour, time, season"
Aurora - the goddess of dawn in Roman mythology and Latin poetry. Aurora is comparable to the Greek goddess Eos, though Aurora did not bring with her any resonance of a greater archaic goddess.