Gender: Female Origin of Dawn: Word name

Dawn Origin and Meaning

The name Dawn is a girl's name .

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Dawn

Dwan, Daune, Dawnelle, Duwad, Dawna, Daun, Dawne


Isabella_188 Says:


Dawn is such a lovely and underrated name!

MidnightSky Says:


Beautiful, poetic, earthy.

catsundog Says:


this is one of my Favourite names i love it

TechnoKitten Says:


Beautiful name, but too close to damn.

91flaviaj Says:


I don't like that name. The writing, the sound ...I find it ugly and not gracious.

EvaThyssen Says:


Alicia Dawn is a gorgeous name!

Ella Says:


Dawn is very pretty.

Ziggy2112 Says:


I highly doubt this. That show hasn't been relevant for years, a little Dawn's classmates wouldn't make that connection.

Daiseymae Says:


This is such a pretty and sweet name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name

RoddyThlayli Says:


I would be a little surprised for a child now to get Buffy references about Dawn-- it hasn't been on for thirteen years, and Dawn was never a particularly iconic character. She's also not actively horrible, just a little annoying.

Me, Just... Me Says:


She might get some Buffy the Vampire Slayer jokes over that but it's a pretty name. (Dawn Summers is a character on the show played by Michelle Trachtenberg... she wasn't overly liked by the fandom.)

Mikayla395 Says:


Beautiful name.

Wittyusername103 Says:


Dawn is simply cute.

sharonsummer Says:


My daughters name is Dawn Summer she is 2 and I love it and haven't come across any others of her age so far x

Loveislife23 Says:


I think Aurora is a bit over-the-top for me, especially since both names have the same meaning. Less is more.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


I find this more substantial than Aurora, Zora and Roxanna, actually.

DolphinLover17 Says:


its so beautiful! I really think it sounds so nice

scblovesnames Says:


This is so simple, I love it. It'd go well with my sons name.

AliciaDawn Says:


Dawn is my middle name and I love it. While I do like Aurora it doesn't conjure up the same image of a sunrise. Zora and Roxanna? Yuck. Dawn is much better. As far as being confused with "Don" I've never had that happen. I'm pretty sure people know that "Don" is short for "Donald" and "Dawn" is a girls name.

ThistleThorn Says:


Like the girl from the Baby Sitter's Club! I really like this but it could be confused with Don.

lexibatt Says:


Dawn is such a beautiful little girls name. Its short and sweet and pretty. It ages well and is so beautiful.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I much prefer this to Aurora, Zora, and Roxanna. Dawn is so much simpler and prettier.