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What does Dwan mean?

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


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, light


VARIANTS Duwan, Dowan, Dawne




Dwan Aila (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dwan?

Dwan is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#45651 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Dawn (#1960 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Dawna and Dawne are the popular related forms of Dwan (NOT IN TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Dowan, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Dwan was at its apex 6 decades ago (AVERAGE #601) and is now much reduced, with versions such as Dawn going out of style. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Dwan is alike in pronunciation to Dagne, Dane, Danne, Dayann, Dayne, Deane, Deann, Deanne, Deeane, Deeann, Dene, Deon, Dian, Diane, Diann, Dianne, Dion, Dione, Duane, Dwayne, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann and Dyanne. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adan, Da-, Dai, Dana, Dani, Dany, Day, Dea, Deana, Devan, Dhana, Diana, Doran, Duana, Dwana, Dwayna, Dyana, Dylan, Dzana, Elan, Eman, Evan, Fan, Fran, Iman, Jan, Jean, Joan, Lean, Nan, Rian, Rowan, Ryan, San, Sean, Shan, Sian and Van. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dwan.

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