"dawn, sunrise"

Dawn Origin and Meaning

The name Dawn is a girl's name meaning "dawn, sunrise".

Dawn's heyday in the US, Canada and the UK came in the 1960s and 70s. It peaked at #14 in the US in 1971, but has since sunk from sight to be eclipsed by other names with the same meaning, such as Aurora, Roxana or Zariah.

# 913 in the US

Dawn Rank in US Top 1000

# 645 on Nameberry

Dawn Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dawn Popularity

Famous People Named Dawn

  • Dawn Michelle StaleyAmerican basketball player and coach
  • Dawn Elberta WellsAmerican actress
  • Dawn BurrellAmerican Olympic long jumper
  • Dawn Roma FrenchEnglish actress, writer, and comedienne
  • Dawn O'PorterBritish television presenter and writer
  • Dawn Evelyeen Parisbirth name of Anne Shirley, American actress
  • Dawn LynAmerican actress
  • Dawn FraserAustralian Olympic swimmer
  • Dawn Joanne LangstrothCanadian singer,songwriter
  • Dawn UpshawAmerican soprano
  • Dawn Alice LakeAustralian actress/comedienne
  • Dawn Marie (Psaltis)American pro wrestler
  • Dawn Alexis ButhAmerican tennis player
  • Dawn PennJamaican reggae singer
  • Dawn PowellAmerican novelist
  • Dawn PrimaroloEnglish MP
  • Dawn Petula ButlerEnglish MP
  • Dawn Angeliqué RichardAmerican singer of group Danity Kane
  • Dawn Sherrese RobinsonAmerican singer of group En Vogue
  • Dawn SilvaAmerican funk singer
  • Dawn Leslie SteelAmerican film producer; first woman to head a major studio
  • Dawn Therese BrancheauAmerican animal trainer who was killed by an orca at SeaWorld
  • Carolyn Dawn JohnsonCanadian country music singer
  • E’Dawnstage name of Kim Hyojong; rapper, dancer, and member of the South Korean boy band Pentagon

Dawn in Pop Culture

  • Dawn Bucketsteenaged character in Disney XD's "Kirby Buckets"
  • Dawn Harper10,year,old character on TV's "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn"
  • Dawn Summerscharacter on UPN's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • Dawn Roxanna Swanncharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Dawn Woodscharacter on British soap "Emmerdale"
  • Dawn Longchampmain character in V.C. Andrews' "Dawn"
  • Dawna main character in video games Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
  • Prairie Dawncharacter on TV's "Sesame Street"
  • Dawn Read Schafercharacter in "The Babysitters Club" series and its spin,off "California Diaries"
  • Dawncharacter in comic books by Joseph Michael Linsner
  • "Horizon Zero Dawn"video game
  • "Alien Dawn" an American,Canadian science fiction/comedy television series which aired on Nicktoons
  • "Dawn (Go Away)" song by The Four Seasons
  • Tony Orlando and DawnAmerican pop group
  • "Dawn of the Dead" movie
  • "Breaking Dawn" installment in the "Twilight" series
  • Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Dawncharacter in the musical "Waitress"
  • Dawn BellwetherAssistant Mayor sheep in Disney's "Zootopia"
  • Dawncharacter in the 2019 film "Hustlers"