Gender: Female Meaning of Fawn: "a young deer" Origin of Fawn: Nature name

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.

16 names similar to Fawn

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Fawn. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Fawn, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

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


- this week

Famous People Named Fawn

Pop Culture References for the name Fawn

Faan, Fawniah, Fawne, Fawndelia, Fawna, Fauna, Fawnya, Faunia, Fahndelia, Faina, Fawnia, Faandelia, Fahn, Faun


LelaRose Says:


I couldn’t agree with this comment more :)

LelaRose Says:


Fawn is my youngest daughters name and suits her perfectly. I have received nothing but compliments of what a darling and unique name it is. I’ve never known a Fawn and it does not make you think of a character or celebrity which are both important factors to me. Choosing a name that “has not been on the scope for 30 years” is in my opinion a much better option than many. As this name seems to be drastically increasing in popularity I would suggest Nameberry update their comments as it is every bit as lovely as the names Fern and Flora and does not deserve to be ridiculed on a website that claims to inspire unique baby naming. Of all the names I have browsed through this is the first to have nothing but negative comments and command that you cross it off your list and replace with a trendier option.

Antony1966 Says:


A sweet and lovely name. Totally enough for a girl to live up to.

Peg.Almberg Says:


Nameberry writers need to keep their slandering to themselves. Saying "in our opinion" does not negate your harsh, judgemental words toward names you don't like. There is nothing wrong with this name, it has no negative connotations, it is not Adolph Hitler. How condescending of you to put a commanding statement at the end: try this name. Not even "try this name for something more modern", just "do this because your idea is atrocious. Please keep your snide remarks to yourself.

Josie1497 Says:


Fawn is cute! I like it!

bordercollie Says:


Pretty, but a little too soft for my taste. It might work well as a middle name for a particularly strong girl name (ie Alexandra Fawn, Valeria Fawn)

Miri Says:


Love, love, love. Fawn sounds so soft and lovely. I love it so much.

megiboo Says:


Gentle and pretty, although i feel like this would work much better simply as a middle name.

beachbear Says:


Nameberry needs to lay off. Fawn is a pretty name.

Lola Says:


Come on Fawn! You can do it! Get back in the top 1,000! You're too beautiful to loose!

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Really beautiful, delicate, one I'd like to use as a middle name one day

tintri Says:


This is my middle name and I've always loved it. Strong contender for a girl if we ever have one. I think it's a beautiful, underused, retro nature name with a gentle feel.