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Dawn

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Sunrise
  • #246 All Time
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How popular is the name "Dawn" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 5 5 0
1890 7 7 0
1892 7 7 0
1894 5 5 0
1896 7 7 0
1904 5 5 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 8 8 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 8 8 0
1912 17 17 0
1913 13 13 0
1914 30 30 0
1915 58 58 0
1916 57 57 0
1917 54 54 0
1918 49 49 0
1919 63 63 0
1920 84 84 0
1921 94 94 0
1922 104 104 0
1923 138 131 7
1924 141 141 0
1925 135 130 5
1926 180 175 5
1927 199 194 5
1928 188 188 0
1929 228 223 5
1930 221 221 0
1931 299 291 8
1932 326 320 6
1933 312 306 6
1934 295 288 7
1935 399 399 0
1936 511 511 0
1937 464 456 8
1938 480 471 9
1939 468 468 0
1940 436 427 9
1941 537 530 7
1942 680 674 6
1943 770 765 5
1944 654 654 0
1945 750 745 5
1946 1,040 1,040 0
1947 1,275 1,269 6
1948 1,241 1,241 0
1949 1,286 1,286 0
1950 1,412 1,412 0
1951 1,538 1,532 6
1952 1,891 1,885 6
1953 2,647 2,639 8
1954 3,363 3,353 10
1955 4,224 4,215 9
1956 5,140 5,128 12 #92 girl name
1957 5,172 5,161 11 #93 girl name
1958 5,701 5,676 25 #84 girl name
1959 7,921 7,896 25 #54 girl name
1960 7,836 7,813 23 #57 girl name
1961 9,170 9,148 22 #49 girl name
1962 9,005 8,983 22 #50 girl name
1963 8,443 8,418 25 #52 girl name
1964 12,653 12,616 37 #33 girl name
1965 13,367 13,336 31 #26 girl name
1966 13,635 13,604 31 #24 girl name
1967 13,209 13,166 43 #27 girl name
1968 13,466 13,437 29 #21 girl name
1969 13,821 13,770 51 #21 girl name
1970 15,722 15,679 43 #16 girl name
1971 14,321 14,281 40 #14 girl name
1972 11,381 11,339 42 #20 girl name
1973 9,930 9,891 39 #21 girl name
1974 9,453 9,417 36 #22 girl name
1975 8,802 8,748 54 #23 girl name
1976 7,071 7,049 22 #35 girl name
1977 6,116 6,094 22 #43 girl name
1978 5,249 5,218 31 #52 girl name
1979 4,749 4,725 24 #57 girl name
1980 4,495 4,478 17 #67 girl name
1981 3,857 3,837 20 #79 girl name
1982 3,102 3,088 14 #95 girl name
1983 2,658 2,640 18
1984 2,117 2,106 11
1985 1,740 1,731 9
1986 1,462 1,451 11
1987 1,161 1,153 8
1988 1,063 1,063 0
1989 864 858 6
1990 749 740 9
1991 674 668 6
1992 619 613 6
1993 497 497 0
1994 397 391 6
1995 325 320 5
1996 260 260 0
1997 318 318 0
1998 264 264 0
1999 230 230 0
2000 239 239 0
2001 179 179 0
2002 196 196 0
2003 200 200 0
2004 156 156 0
2005 125 125 0
2006 129 129 0
2007 122 122 0
2008 113 113 0
2009 112 112 0
2010 91 91 0
2011 93 93 0
2012 89 89 0
2013 77 77 0
2014 94 94 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dawn" ranks #17 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 50 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 7,071 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dawn" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dawn as well as things modernly associated with the name Dawn such as celebrities named Dawn.

English

Origin and Meaning of Dawn

The name "Dawn" is of English origin, and it means "Sunrise". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Dawn Wells

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

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Dawn French

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

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Dawn Staley

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

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Dawn Lyn

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

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Dawn Marie Bytch

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

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Alternative Meanings

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

W is for warmth, the glow of your friendship.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nwad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Danw". 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.

Past life for Dawn born Jul 23, 1971

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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