Top 100 baby names number 82

I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year.  I will be doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!

Today we have the number 82 - Aurora and Ellis.  

 The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. 

The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. 

Aurora (Latin) 

I bet plenty of you knew Aurora meant something to do with lights, but what exactly? Aurora was the name of the Roman Goddess of the dawn, something you will probably see a few times from the wrong side unless you’re very lucky.

 
 Ellis can mean kindly, like this kid kindly feeding the birds. 

Ellis can mean kindly, like this kid kindly feeding the birds. 

Ellis (English/Welsh)

Ellis has been used as both a given name and a surname since the Middle Ages and is an English variation on the Biblical Greek which spelled the name of the prophet Elijah as Elias. In Hebrew Elijah means 'Yahweh is God'.

Ellis can also be from the Welsh for ‘kindly’ or ‘benevolent’