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Meaning and name origin

Dawna \da(w)-na\ as a girl's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dawna is "the first appearance of light, daybreak". Dawna is a variant of Dawn (Old English): modern use of the word for a name.


Dawna is a very popular first name for females (#1479 out of 4276, Top 35%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dawna for girls. Dawna reached its highest rank of #743 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dawna and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dawna and Dawn. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Dawna is also pronounced similarly 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 suggested similar baby names are Dafna, Dama, Damia, Damya, Dane, Danne, Dawne, Dayne, Fawna and Tawna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dawna.