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Girl Name: Dawn

Name: Dawn
Pronunciation: \da-wn\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: the first appearance of light, daybreak
Origin: English
Related Names: Keiba
Sounds Like: Dagny, Dagne, Dagna, Daina, Dana, Dayne, Dayna, Danna, Dane, Daena, Dany, Danny, Danni, Dani, Deann, Dyann, Dyan, Diann, Dian, Danne, Dion, Deon, Dahna, Tawny, Tawni, Tawna
Variant forms: Adawna, Dawna, Dawne, Dawnelle, Dawnetta, Dawnette, Dawnielle, Dawnika, Dawnita, Dawnyelle, Dawnysia, Dowan, Duwan, Dwan
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 105
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 19735

Description

Dawn \da-wn\ as a girl's name is pronounced dornn. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dawn is "the first appearance of light, daybreak". Modern use of the word for a name. The Latin term Aurora dates back about 1500 years, but Dawn first appeared in the late 1920s. Opera singer Dawn Upshaw; comedian Dawn French; basketball player Dawn Staley.

Dawn has 14 variant forms: Adawna, Dawna, Dawne, Dawnelle, Dawnetta, Dawnette, Dawnielle, Dawnika, Dawnita, Dawnyelle, Dawnysia, Dowan, Duwan and Dwan.

For more information, see also the related name Keiba.

Baby names that sound like Dawn are Dagny, Dagne, Dagna, Daina, Dana, Dayne, Dayna, Danna, Dane, Daena, Dany, Danny, Danni, Dani, Deann, Dyann, Dyan, Diann, Dian, Danne, Dion, Deon, Dahna, Tawny, Tawni and Tawna.

View a list of the 14 names that reference Dawn.

Popularity

Dawn is a very popular first name for women (#105 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#19735 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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