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

The name Fawn is a girl's name meaning "a young deer". Fawn and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

The doe-eyed Fawn, like other retrograde names such as Tawny and Taffy, does not, in our opinion, give a girl enough to live up to. Fawn limped along at the bottom of the Top 1000 throughout the 1960s and 1970s -- the era that gave birth to Barbie and Bambi -- but has not been on the scope for 30 years now. Try Fern, or Flora.

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Famous People Named Fawn

Fawn McKay Brodie, American biographer and historian
Fawn Hall, secretary of U.S. Lt. Col. Oliver North; figure in the Iran-Contra Affair
Fawn Oakes, daughter of Mohawk (Native American) activist Richard Oakes

Pop Culture References for the name Fawn

Fawn, character from Disney's Fairies
Fawn, character in The Clique Series
Fawn Lebowitz, a single-episode character from Victorious (her fake name was 'Ponnie')
Fawn Moscato, character on New Girl

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


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.