Let's Get Ready for Baby! Sign up for our monthly pregnancy email series, and you'll get regular updates on your baby's development, helpful timelines to get ready for their arrival, must-have baby needs and so much more! PLUS, you'll get instant access to the MomsWhoThink "Ultimate Guide to Baby Naming in 2022." CLICK HERE to get started!

Fawn is a pleasant baby name for girls. Short and sweet, it has naturalist tones that makes it a favorite choice in popular media. Fawn Lebowitz was the name of a guest character in the Victorious series, and Fawn Moscato is also a main character in the New Girl series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Fawn:

Middle English: Young deer

Origin of the name Fawn:

Fawn originates from the Middle English word fawn (meaning “young deer”). The name entered the English language via the Old French word foun (meaning “baby deer”). The word was a Gaulish interpretation of the Late Latin stem fētō (meaning “offspring”), and it is ultimately a derivative of the Latin word fētus. Within the British Isles, Fawn became a prominent surname by the reign of Henry III. It later became a given name.

Symbolism of the name Fawn:

Fawn derives from the Middle English word for “young deer.” It entered Middle English via Norman French during the medieval period, and it became a surname before its rise as a given name. Fawn also became a symbol of religious culture. The religious symbol of the fawn was the meadow or stream (Psalm 42:1).

Style of the name Fawn:

Classic

Gender of the name Fawn:

Fawn is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Fawn:

FAHN

Number of syllables in the name Fawn:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Fawn:

The name Fawn evokes feelings of freshness and fun.

Alternative spellings for the name Fawn:

  • Faun
  • Fawne
  • Faughn

Nicknames for the name Fawn:

  • Fawnie
  • Fawny

Popularity of the name Fawn:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Fawn was the 4,933rd most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Fawn:

Great middle names for Fawn and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Fawn:

  • Fawn McKay Brodie (historian)
  • Fawn Germer (writer)
  • Fawn Hall (public figure and secretary to Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North)
  • Fawn Johnson (journalist)
  • Fawn Rogers (artist)
  • Fawn Sharp (politician)
  • Fawn Silver (actress)
  • Fawn Weaver (entrepreneur)
  • Fawn Yacker (filmmaker)

Fawn in popular culture:

  • Fawn Lake (locality in Alberta, Canada)
  • Fawn Lebowitz (episodic character in the Victorious series)
  • Fawn Moscato (character in the New Girl series)