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What does Daw mean?

Daw Pronunciation of Daw [daw] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and Daw means "son of David". Daw is a version of Dawson (Old English): a variation of the medieval surname.

Associated with: old english.


Daw has 1 variant: Dawe.

1 more different relation via Dawson: Dawes.

Creative forms:
(male) Dak, Tow, ..

(female) Dati, Do, ..

Middle name pairings:
Daw Hezekiah (D.H.), ..

How popular is Daw?

Daw is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#12261 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Daw (not in Top 2000) is Dawson (#239 via latest list). Other variants, like Dawes, are seldom used. This relation of Daw was at the top of its popularity in the year 1999 (adoption of 0.1%) and is somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.1%, 43% less). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dawson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Daw is alike in pronunciation to Da-, Dai, Day, Daye, De-, Dee, Dewey, Dewi, Dewie, Dow and Dowe. Other suggested similar names are Caw, Dag, Dal, Dan, Dar and Dax. These names tend to be more frequently used than Daw.

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