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What does the name "Dawn" mean?

Dawn (English): Sunrise

The name "Dawn" is of English origin and it means "Sunrise". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 9 other names that are similar to this one.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nwad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Andw". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Dawn" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Dawn? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 289,628 babies born with the name Dawn in the United States. That's more than enough Dawns to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1888 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dawn" was in 1970 with a total of 15,679 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dawns)

According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dawn" is not a popular baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1993. Across the entire United States a total of only 497 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Dawn popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Dawn in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Dawn

Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells is a film and television actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1961 to present. Dawn was born in 1938 as Dawn Elberta Wells in Reno, Nevada, U.S.


Dawn French

Dawn French is an actress, comedian, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1981 to present. Dawn was born in 1957 as Dawn Roma French in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales.


Dawn Staley

Dawn Staley is a basketball biography. Dawn was born in 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Dawn Lyn

Dawn Lyn is an actress. Dawn was born in 1963 as Dawn Lyn Nervik in Los Angeles, California, USA.


Dawn Marie Bytch

Dawn Marie Bytch is a professional wrestler. Dawn was born in 1970 as Dawn Marie Psaltis in Rahway, New Jersey.


Past life for Dawn born Jun 18, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Siberia approximately on 975. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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