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What does Dunn mean?

Dunn \d(u)-nn\ as a boys' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dunn is "brown". Writers Dominick and John Gregory Dunne.


Dunn has 1 variant: Dunne.

For more information, see also the related boy name Duncan.


Dunn is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#185 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Dunn and related names. Duncan (#797 in 2014) is the only popular related form of Dunn (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 1997 (usage of 0.623%) and is now much lower (usage 0.203%, down 67.4%), with Duncan becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Duncan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dunn is pronounced similarly to Dain, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dean, Deen, Den, Dene, Deon, Deonn, Deyn, Dion, Doan, Don, Donn, Donne and Duane. Other recommended similar baby names are Dana, Dani, Danno, Danny, Denny, Dino, Donny, Dunc, Gunn and Lunn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dunn.