Nature name
"a young deer"

Fawn Origin and Meaning

The name Fawn is a girl's name meaning "a young deer".

The doe-eyed Fawn is as gentle and soft as the baby deer it represents. And much like that baby deer, it carries with it the potential of new life. Fawn was featured at the bottom of the Top 1000 throughout the '60s and '70s — around the same time that Bambi came into play. But unlike Bambi, Fawn maintains relevance in the 21st century, thanks to its warmth and ties to the natural world. We would love to meet more baby girls named Fawn.

Fawn would work as update to the now-dated Dawn, and is one of our favorite middle names for girls.

# 904 in the US

Fawn Rank in US Top 1000

# 969 on Nameberry

Fawn Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Fawn Popularity

Famous People Named Fawn

  • Fawn McKay BrodieAmerican biographer and historian
  • Fawn Hallsecretary of U.S. Lt. Col. Oliver North; figure in the Iran,Contra Affair
  • Fawn Oakesdaughter of Mohawk (Native American) activist Richard Oakes

Fawn in Pop Culture

  • Fawncharacter from Disney's Fairies
  • Fawncharacter in The Clique Series
  • Fawn Lebowitza single,episode character from Victorious (her fake name was 'Ponnie')
  • Fawn Moscatocharacter on New Girl