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290k
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since 1880

Dawn

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Sunrise
  • #246 All Time
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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1888550
1890770
1892770
1894550
1896770
1904550
1905550
1906660
1907660
1908880
1910880
1911880
191217170
191313130
191430300
191558580
191657570
191754540
191849490
191963630
192084840
192194940
19221041040
19231381317
19241411410
19251351305
19261801755
19271991945
19281881880
19292282235
19302212210
19312992918
19323263206
19333123066
19342952887
19353993990
19365115110
19374644568
19384804719
19394684680
19404364279
19415375307
19426806746
19437707655
19446546540
19457507455
19461,0401,0400
19471,2751,2696
19481,2411,2410
19491,2861,2860
19501,4121,4120
19511,5381,5326
19521,8911,8856
19532,6472,6398
19543,3633,35310
19554,2244,2159
19565,1405,12812#92 girl name
19575,1725,16111#93 girl name
19585,7015,67625#84 girl name
19597,9217,89625#54 girl name
19607,8367,81323#57 girl name
19619,1709,14822#49 girl name
19629,0058,98322#50 girl name
19638,4438,41825#52 girl name
196412,65312,61637#33 girl name
196513,36713,33631#26 girl name
196613,63513,60431#24 girl name
196713,20913,16643#27 girl name
196813,46613,43729#21 girl name
196913,82113,77051#21 girl name
197015,72215,67943#16 girl name
197114,32114,28140#14 girl name
197211,38111,33942#20 girl name
19739,9309,89139#21 girl name
19749,4539,41736#22 girl name
19758,8028,74854#23 girl name
19767,0717,04922#35 girl name
19776,1166,09422#43 girl name
19785,2495,21831#52 girl name
19794,7494,72524#57 girl name
19804,4954,47817#67 girl name
19813,8573,83720#79 girl name
19823,1023,08814#95 girl name
19832,6582,64018
19842,1172,10611
19851,7401,7319
19861,4621,45111
19871,1611,1538
19881,0631,0630
19898648586
19907497409
19916746686
19926196136
19934974970
19943973916
19953253205
19962602600
19973183180
19982642640
19992302300
20002392390
20011791790
20021961960
20032002000
20041561560
20051251250
20061291290
20071221220
20081131130
20091121120
201091910
201193930
201289890
201377770
201494940

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 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dawn" ranks #26 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 18 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 13,821 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 desire, your thoughts do aspire.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

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 "Wand". 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 Jan 10, 1987

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 Borneo approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

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. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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