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pinWhat 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.


Dawn has 14 variants: Adawna, Dawna, Dawne, Dawnelle, Dawnetta, Dawnette, Dawnielle, Dawnika, Dawnita, Dawnyelle, Dawnysia, Dowan, Duwan and Dwan.

Related girl name: Keiba.

Kreatif forms: Dewn, Diwn, Drawn. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dawn name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dawn outside U.S.

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dawn, Aurora, Dawna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aurora outside U.S.

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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.