What does Dawne mean?
Dawne /da-w-ne/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and Dawne means "the first appearance of light, daybreak". Dawne is a variant form of Dawn (Old English) with the suffix -e.
How popular is Dawne?
Dawne is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2760 out of 4276, Top 65%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Dawna and Dawn are the prominent alternative forms of Dawne (outside Top 1000). Forms like Dawnita are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.61%) and is now significantly less, with the form Dawn becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Dawne and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Dawne is pronounced similarly to Dagne, Dane, Danne, Dayne, Deane, Deanne▼, Dene, Diane▼, Dianne▼, Dione, Duane, Dwayne, Dyane and Dyanne. Other recommended similar baby names are Daena, Dafne, Dahna, Daina, Dana▼, Danae, Danea, Danee, Daney, Dani, Danie, Danna▲, Dannee, Danney, Danni, Danny, Dany, Dayna▼ and Fawne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dawne.