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Dawn meaning and name origin
Dawn \da-wn\ as a girl's 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; comedian Dawn French; basketball player Dawn Staley.
Dawn has 14 variant forms: Adawna, Dawna, Dawne, Dawnelle, Dawnetta, Dawnette, Dawnielle, Dawnika, Dawnita, Dawnyelle, Dawnysia, Dowan, Duwan and Dwan.
For more information, see also the related name Keiba.
Baby names that sound like Dawn are Dagny, Dagne, Dagna, Daina, Dana, Dayne, Dayna, Danna, Dane, Daena, Dany, Danny, Danni, Dani, Deann, Dyann, Dyan, Diann, Dian, Danne, Dion, Deon, Dahna, Tawny, Tawni and Tawna.
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Popularity of Dawn
Dawn is a very popular first name for women (#105 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19735 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Dawn for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Dawn with its variant forms and related girl baby names.