What does Dawna mean?
Dawna /daw-na/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Old English origin, and the name Dawna means "the first appearance of light, daybreak". Dawna is an alternate form of Dawn (Old English). Compare last name Dany.
How popular is Dawna?
Dawna is a very prominent first name for women (#1479 out of 4276, Top 35%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Dawna for girls. Dawna entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #743 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Dawna and associated names. The only other prominent alternative form of Dawna rated in the Top 1000 is Dawn. Forms like Dawnielle are uncommon. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.61%) and have become significantly less widespread since, with the form Dawn becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Dawna is alike in pronunciation to Daena, Dagna, Dahna, Dahnya, Daina, Dana▼, Danae, Danah, Danay, Danea, Dani, Dania▼, Danna▲, Dannah, Danni, Dannia, Danny, Dany, Danya, Dayana▲, Dayna▼, Deana▼, Deanna▼, Deena▼, Dena▼, Denna, Deona, Dhana, Dhanna, Diahna, Diana▲, Dianna▼, Digna, Dina▼, Diona, Dona▼, Donna▼, Duana, Duayna, Duena, Duna, Dwana, Dwayna, Dyana, Dyanna and Dyna. Other recommended similar baby names are Dafna, Dama, Damia, Damya, Dane, Danne, Dayne, Fawna and Tawna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dawna.