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What does Dawne mean?

Dawne Pronunciation of Dawne as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and Dawne means "the first appearance of light, daybreak". Dawne is a variant form of Dawn (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, light


VARIANTS Dwan, Duwan, Dowan

RELATED FORMS VIA DAWN Adawna, Dawna, Dawnelle, Dawnetta, Dawnette, Dawnika, Dawnita

(female) Done, ..

(male) Daan, ..

Dawne Jaylen (D.J.), ..

How popular is Dawne?

Dawne is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2760 out of 4276, Top 65%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dawne was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #1075 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Dawn (#1960 A YEAR AGO) and Dawna are the prominent alternative forms of Dawne. Other forms, like Dowan, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Dawne was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 (AVERAGE #601) and is now significantly diminished (#1986, 99%), with forms like Dawna becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Dawne is pronounced similarly to Dagne, Dane, Danne, Dayann, Dayanne, Dayne, Deane, Deann, Deanne, Deeane, Deon, Deonne, Dian, Diane, Diann, Dianne, Dion, Dione, Dionne, Duane, Dwayne, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann and Dyanne. Other recommended sound-alike names are Dabnie, Dabny (see Dabney), Dace, Dacee, Dacie, Daena, Dafne, Dafnee, Dafnie, Dagna, Dagny, Dahna, Daina, Dale, Dalene, Dana, Danae, Danea, Danee, Danet, Daney, Dani, Danie, Danna, Dannee, Danney, Danni, Danny, Dany, Daphne, Darnae, Dasie, Davine, Dayle, Dayna, Fawne, Hanne, Jaine, Jane, Janne, Jayne, Laine, Layne, Marne, Paine, Payne, Raene, Raine, Rayne and Zanne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dawne.

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