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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 Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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

Find other names based on Dawn using our baby name generator.

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"

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


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.