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Meaning and name origin

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


Dawne has 3 variant forms: Dowan, Duwan, Dwan.


Dawne is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2760 out of 4276, Top 65%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dawne and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Dawn. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Dawne is also pronounced similarly to Dagne, Dane, Danne, Dayne, Deane, Deanne, Dene, Diane, Dianne, Dione, Duane, Dwayne, Dyane and Dyanne. Other suggested similar baby names are Daena, Dafne, Dahna, Daina, Dana, Danae, Danea, Danee, Daney, Dani, Danie, Danna, Dannee, Danney, Danni, Danny, Dany, Dawna, Dayna and Fawne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dawne.