Baby Girl Names


Baby Names



White baby bodysuit with wooden tiles saying baby names on a fluffy background


Dawn is an English word name that has been quite popular since the early 20th century. Ideal for both a given name and a middle name, Dawn still feels fresh even though it peaked in the 1970s. Those who grew up in the 20th century may associate it with a beloved actress or a character in a popular children's book series. Pair Dawn with a multi-syllable middle name to give it some strength.

Meaning of the Name Dawn

Dawn is an English word name that means “daybreak” or “first light of day. It's derived from the Old English word “dagung.” The baby name Dawn symbolizes the new beginning of each day. New parents may see their own baby girl as a fresh start in life.

Adorable 4 years old asian little girl is learning the bilingual globe model contain english and thai language, concept of save the world and learn through play activity for kid education at home.

©SUKJAI PHOTO/Shutterstock.com

Nicknames for the name Dawn:

The baby name Dawn evokes images of someone who is carefree and spiritual. Below, we've created a list of fun nicknames to help get you inspired to nickname the Dawn in your life. However, feel free to create a nickname that's unique to their personality and lifestyle.

Dawn Name Details

Style: Traditional

Gender: Dawn is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: DAHWN

Syllables: One

Dawn Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration, Dawn has been a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States since 1915. From 1956 until 1982, it was even a top 100 baby name, making it all the way to number 14 in 1971. It last ranked at number 915 in 2000.

Baby names concept

©B Calkins/Shutterstock.com

Great Middle Names for Dawn and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Dawn

  • Dawn Best (comic book artist)
  • Dawn Wells (actress)
  • Dawn Powell (author)
  • Dawn Richard (singer)
  • Dawn Robinson (singer)
  • Dawn(character from the book series “The Babysitters Club” by Ann M. Martin)
  • Dawn Summers (character from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series)
  • Dawn (Pokemon character)
  • Dawn Swann (character from the soap opera “EastEnders”)
  • Prairie Dawn (character from “Sesame Street”)
To top