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What does Dawes mean?

Dawes Pronunciation of Dawes [dawes] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the name Dawes means "son of David". Dawes is an alternate form of Dawson (Old English): a variation of the medieval surname.

Associated with: old english.


2 relations via Dawson: Daw and Dawe.

Creative forms:
(male) Dawesi, Dewes, ..

(female) Dades, Dawesi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dawes Stone (D.S.), ..

How popular is Dawes?

Dawes is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5255 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Dawes (outside Top 2000) is Dawson (#239 in 2015). Other forms, like Dawe, are uncommon. Adoption of this relation of Dawes reached its apex 2 decades ago (#136) and is somewhat less today (#239, down 43%). (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

Dawes is alike in pronunciation to Dace, Des, Deus, Dice and Dyce. Other recommended names are Dacey, Dade, Daeg, Dael, Dagen, Dahey, Dale, Dalen, Daley, Dalles, Damek, Damen, Dane, Danek, Darek, Darel, Daren, Dave, Daven, Davey, Davies, Davis, Dawley, Daye, Dewey, Dowe, Eames, Fares, Hawes, Hayes, Jabes, James, Lewes, Mayes, Oakes, Oates and Yates. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dawes.

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