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What does Dow mean?

Dow Pronunciation of Dow [dow] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dow is "dark-haired".

Associated with: irish, dark.


Dow has 3 variants: Dowan, Dowe and Dowson.

Creative forms:
(male) Dote, Inow, ..

(female) Da, Dowa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dow Cale (D.C.), ..

How popular is Dow?

Dow is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2278 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dow reached its peak rank of #985 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dow name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dow is alike in pronunciation to Da-, Dai, Daw, Dawe, Day, Daye, De-, Dee, Dewey, Dewi and Dewie. Other suggested similar names are Bow, Dod, Dom, Don, Dor, Dov, How and Row. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dow.

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