Meaning and Name Origin
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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Dawna and associated names. The only other prominent alternative form of Dawna is Dawn. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the form Dawn becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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.