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What does Dawna mean?

Dawna Pronunciation of Dawna as a name for girls is of Old English origin, and the name Dawna means "the first appearance of light, daybreak". Dawna is an alternate form of Dawn (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, light


OTHER FORMS VIA DAWN Adawna, Dawne, Dawnetta, Dawnika, Dawnita, Dawnysia, Dowan, Duwan, Dwan

(female) Dalna, ..

(male) Dawta, ..

Dawna Briley (D.B.), ..

How popular is Dawna?

Dawna is a very prominent first name for women (#1479 out of 4276, Top 35%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dawna entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #693 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Dawna rated in the Top 2000 are Dawn (#1960 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) and Dawne. Other forms, like Dowan, are uncommon. These forms of Dawna were at the apex of their popularity in the 1960s (USAGE OF 0.64%) and have become significantly less widespread since (USAGE 0.01%, 99.1% LESS), with forms like Dawna becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dawna, Dawn, Dawne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dawna and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dawna is alike in pronunciation to Dagna, Daina, Dana, Danae, Danaye, Daney, Danie, Dannee, Danni, Deana, Deanna, Deeanna, Deni, Digna, Dinae, Dinya, Diona, Dionna, Dona, Donia, Donna, Donnay, Donny, Dwayna and Dyna. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alawna, Carna, Dabny (see Dabney), Dada, Dafna, Daira, Dalia, Dalla, Dalma, Dama, Damia, Damya, Dane, Danne, Daphna, Dara, Darina, Darnae, Darra, Darya, Dasya, Davina, Daya, Dayne, Dzana, Fawna, Gafna, Gana, Gayna, Hajna, Hamna, Hana, Janna, Jayna, Marna, Nana, Nanna, Ranna, Rayna, Sana, Sanna, Shawna, Taina, Tana, Tawna, Vanna, Warna, Zaina, Zana and Zanna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dawna.

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