What does Dawn mean?
Dawn /dawn/ as a girls' name is pronounced dornn. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dawn is "the first appearance of light, daybreak".
Modern use of the word for a name. The Latin term Aurora dates back about 1500 years, but Dawn first appeared in the late 1920s. Opera singer Dawn Upshaw; comedienne Dawn French; basketball player Dawn Staley.
Related girl name: Keiba.Kreatif forms: Dewn, Diwn, Drawn. [more]
How popular is Dawn?
Dawn is a very popular first name for women (#105 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#19079 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Dawn for girls. Dawn entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #27 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Aurora (#116 last year) and Dawna are the popular related forms of Dawn. Adoption of these forms of Dawn was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 (average #508) and is somewhat less today (#705, ▼40%), with the form Dawn falling out of fashion. Aurora has been the overall favorite.
Thinking of names?
Dawn▼ is pronounced similarly to Dagne, Dane, Danne, Dayann, Dayne, Deane, Deann▼, Deanne▼, Deeann, Dene, Deon, Dian▼, Diane▼, Diann▼, Dianne▼, Dion, Dione, Duane, Dwayne, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann and Dyanne. Other suggested similar baby names are Da-, Dabny, Dace, Dacy, Dada, Dael, Daena, Dafna, Dafne, Dagna, Dagny, Dahl, Dahna, Dai, Dail, Daina, Dale▼, Daly, Dama, Dana▼, Dani, Danna▲, Danni, Danny, Dany, Dara▼, Darb, Dari, Daron, Daryn, Davy, Day, Daya, Dayna▼ and Fawn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dawn.