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Gender: Female Origin of Dawn: Word name

The name Dawn is a girl's name . Dawn and is often added to lists like Inspirational Baby Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? Girls with middles".

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There are more substantial names with the same golden meaning: Aurora (Latin), Zora (Arabic), and Roxana (Persian).

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Famous People Named Dawn

Dawn Michelle Staley, American basketball player and coach
Dawn Elberta Wells, American actress
Dawn Burrell, American Olympic long jumper
Dawn Roma French, English actress, writer, and comedienne
Dawn O'Porter, British television presenter and writer
Dawn Evelyeen Paris, birth name of Anne Shirley, American actress
Dawn Lyn, American actress
Dawn Fraser, Australian Olympic swimmer
Dawn Joanne Langstroth, Canadian singer-songwriter
Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
Dawn Alice Lake, Australian actress/comedienne
Dawn Marie (Psaltis), American pro wrestler
Dawn Alexis Buth, American tennis player
Dawn Penn, Jamaican reggae singer
Dawn Powell, American novelist
Dawn Primarolo, English MP
Dawn Petula Butler, English MP
Dawn Angeliqué Richard, American singer of group Danity Kane
Dawn Sherrese Robinson, American singer of group En Vogue
Dawn Silva, American funk singer
Dawn Leslie Steel, American film producer; first woman to head a major studio
Dawn Therese Brancheau, American animal trainer who was killed by an orca at SeaWorld
Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Canadian country music singer
E’Dawn, stage name of Kim Hyojong; rapper, dancer, and member of the South Korean boy band Pentagon

Pop Culture References for the name Dawn

Dawn Buckets, teenaged character in Disney XD's "Kirby Buckets"
Dawn Harper, 10-year-old character on TV's "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn"
Dawn Summers, character on UPN's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Dawn Roxanna Swann, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Dawn Woods, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Dawn Longchamp, main character in V.C. Andrews' "Dawn"
Dawn, a main character in video games Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Prairie Dawn, character on TV's "Sesame Street"
Dawn Read Schafer, character in "The Babysitters Club" series and its spin-off "California Diaries"
Dawn, character 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 Dawn, American pop group
"Dawn of the Dead," movie
"Breaking Dawn," installment in the "Twilight" series
Dawn dishwashing liquid
Dawn, character in the musical "Waitress"
Dawn Bellwether, Assistant Mayor sheep in Disney's "Zootopia"

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