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What does Dunn mean?

Dunn Pronunciation of Dunn as a boys' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dunn is "brown". Writers Dominick and John Gregory Dunne. Also form of Duncan.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, brown





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How popular is Dunn?

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)

Which version is better?

Duncan (#917 IN 2018) is the only popular related form of Dunn (NOT IN TOP 2000). Adoption of this form of Dunn was well-received among parents 2 decades ago and is now much lower, with Duncan becoming less in vogue. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 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, Dajuan, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dean, Deen, Den, Dene, Deon, Deonn, Dewonn, Dewuan, Deyn, Deyon, Dion, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Donne, Dowan, Duane, Duwain and Dwain. Other recommended sound-alike names are Benn, Conn, Dana, Dani, Danno, Danny, Danon, Denny, Dino, Donny, Duff, Dugan, Duke, Dunc, Dunly (see Dunley), Dunton, Duran, Eann, Fenn, Finn, Fynn, Guinn, Gunn, Jonn, Kenn, Lenn, Linn, Lonn, Lunn, Lynn, Mann, Penn, Quinn, Ronn, Vann, Vonn, Winn, Wynn, Yann and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dunn.

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