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 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).
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.