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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fawn
Senses
  1. [Zoöl] A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck.
  2. The young of an animal; a whelp.(Obs)"The tigress] . . . followeth . . . after her fawns." [Holland.]
  3. A fawn color.

Etymology: OF. faon the young one of any beast, a fawn, F. faon a fawn, for fedon, fr. L. fetus. See Fetus

adjective Fawn
Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.
verb Fawn
To bring forth a fawn.

Etymology: Cf. F. faonner

verb Fawn
To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.

Etymology: OE. fawnen fainen fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS. fægnian to rejoice; akin to Icel. fagna to rejoice, welcome. See Fain

noun Fawn
A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A young deer
  2. A color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
  3. Have fawns ("deer fawn")
  4. Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
  5. Show submission or fear
Wiktionary

From Old French faon.

  1. A young deer.
  2. A pale brown colour tinted with yellow, like that of a fawn.
  3. (obsolete) The young of an animal; a whelp.

From Middle English fawnen, from Old English fahnian, fagnian, fæġnian (“to rejoice, make glad”). Akin to Old Norse fagna (“to rejoice”). See also fain.

    fawn was also found in the following language(s): Welsh

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    Fawn Hall is a secretary. Fawn was born in 1959 in Annandale, Virginia.

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    Fawn M. Brodie was a writer. Fawn was given the name Fawn McKay on September 15th, 1915 in Ogden, Utah. She breathed her last breath on January 10th, 1981.

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    How popular is the baby name Fawn in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1900 6 6 0
    1911 8 8 0
    1912 6 6 0
    1913 7 7 0
    1914 9 9 0
    1915 13 13 0
    1916 15 15 0
    1917 11 11 0
    1918 8 8 0
    1919 15 15 0
    1920 9 9 0
    1921 12 12 0
    1922 9 9 0
    1923 11 11 0
    1924 13 13 0
    1925 12 12 0
    1926 18 18 0
    1927 17 17 0
    1928 14 14 0
    1929 12 12 0
    1930 8 8 0
    1931 9 9 0
    1932 9 9 0
    1933 9 9 0
    1934 9 9 0
    1935 7 7 0
    1936 6 6 0
    1937 13 13 0
    1938 7 7 0
    1939 7 7 0
    1940 10 10 0
    1941 5 5 0
    1942 5 5 0
    1943 6 6 0
    1946 12 12 0
    1947 20 20 0
    1948 23 23 0
    1949 26 26 0
    1950 28 28 0
    1951 20 20 0
    1952 34 34 0
    1953 48 48 0
    1954 64 64 0
    1955 56 56 0
    1956 74 74 0
    1957 67 67 0
    1958 48 48 0
    1959 109 109 0
    1960 125 125 0
    1961 132 132 0
    1962 97 97 0
    1963 121 121 0
    1964 121 121 0
    1965 112 112 0
    1966 131 131 0
    1967 89 89 0
    1968 92 92 0
    1969 75 75 0
    1970 101 101 0
    1971 117 117 0
    1972 99 99 0
    1973 121 121 0
    1974 136 136 0
    1975 153 153 0
    1976 160 160 0
    1977 198 198 0
    1978 150 150 0
    1979 157 157 0
    1980 165 165 0
    1981 206 206 0
    1982 156 156 0
    1983 166 166 0
    1984 133 133 0
    1985 132 132 0
    1986 111 111 0
    1987 143 143 0
    1988 125 125 0
    1989 96 96 0
    1990 67 67 0
    1991 64 64 0
    1992 44 44 0
    1993 33 33 0
    1994 25 25 0
    1995 20 20 0
    1996 17 17 0
    1997 24 24 0
    1998 20 20 0
    1999 17 17 0
    2000 21 21 0
    2001 17 17 0
    2002 15 15 0
    2003 13 13 0
    2004 15 15 0
    2005 18 18 0
    2006 7 7 0
    2007 17 17 0
    2008 10 10 0
    2009 6 6 0
    2010 8 8 0
    2011 5 5 0
    2012 10 10 0
    2013 14 14 0
    2014 19 19 0
    2015 20 20 0
    2016 20 20 0
    2017 17 17 0

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    Fun Facts about the name Fawn

    • How Popular is the name Fawn? Fawn is the 3,571st most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Fawn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,467 babies born with the first name Fawn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fawn to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fawn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Fawn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fawn is Wednesday, March 3rd, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Fawn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fawn was in 1981 with a total of 206 babies.
    • Random Fawn Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fawn ranks 86th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1911.
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