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.Creative forms:
(female) Daan, Dawni, ..
(male) Dano, Dawin, .. Middle name pairings:
Dawn Annabel (D.A.), ..
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)
Dawn reached its highest position of #26 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Aurora (#79 last year), Dawne and Dawna are the popular related forms of Dawn. Usage of these forms of Dawn was at its highest during the years 1970-1979 (average #910) and has become significantly reduced since (#1519, ▼68.2%), with the form Dawn falling out of fashion. Aurora has been the overall favorite.
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 names are Da-, Dabny (see Dabney), Dace, Dacy, Dada, Dael, Daena, Dafna, Dafne, Dagna, Dagny, Dahl, Dahna, Dai, Dail, Daina, Dale▼, Daly, Dama, Dana▼, Dani▲, Danna, Danni, Danny, Dany, Daph, Dara▼, Darb, Dari, Daron, Daryn, Davy, Day, Daya, Dayna▼ and Fawn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dawn.See names in meaning and etymology.