Names That Mean Dawn

Baby names that mean dawn appeal on both a literal and a symbolic level. Dawn might mean a new beginning for your family or your child's emergence into the world. You might want a name that means dawn for a child that's born at sunrise or early in the morning. Dawn might mean a new attitude, a new realization, a new way of life.

Included here are also the names of gods and goddesses and other notable figures associated with the dawn. Of course, a name meaning dawn might simply relate to the newness associated with any brand-new life.

In this group of names that mean dawn, we also include names for girls and boys that mean sun, names that mean new day, names that mean light and names meaning bright, names that mean gold, names that mean morning, and names that mean early.

  • Aamu

    The name Aamu is a girl's name meaning "morning". This modern Finnish word name is a fashionable choice in its home country, having entered into wide usage only since the turn of the 21st century.Read More 

  • Aarush

    The name Aarush is a boy's name meaning "first ray of sun". A fiery Indian name used enough in the US to make it onto the Top 1000 list in 2010 and 2015.Read More 

  • Abner

    The name Abner is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "father of light.". This neglected Biblical name--it was the name of the commander of Saul's army and appears twice in the New... Read More 

  • Ahaan

    The name Ahaan is a boy's name meaning "dawn". One of the many Indian names now surging in popularity in the U.S.. Read More 

  • Alba

    The name Alba is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white". Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the... Read More 

  • Aleph

    The name Aleph is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "chief, number one". Aleph came into the spotlight when chosen by Israel-born Natalie Portman for her son. Alef is a more common spelling... Read More 

  • Apollonia

    The name Apollonia is a girl's name of Greek origin. This name of a third century Christian martyr has an exotic, appealing feel in the modern world. It first came to American attention via... Read More 

  • Aroon

    The name Aroon is a boy's name of Thai origin meaning "dawn". Unrelated, but a dramatic twist on the quiet Aaron. Read More 

  • Asa

    The name Asa is a unisex name of Hebrew, Japanese origin meaning "healer; born in the morning". A short but strong biblical name with multicultural appeal, Asa is enjoying new visibility thanks to... Read More 

  • Aubade

    The name Aubade is a boy's name meaning "morning love song". Where as a serenade is an evening love song, an aubade is sung first thing in the morning. Read More 

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