Infographic of Dawn name meaning, which is “The beginning of happiness,” in allusion to the dawning of light, from the Anglo-Saxon dagian, to dawn.
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Dawn Name Popularity

How popular is the name Dawn? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 1,230 5 0.0007%
1915 977 18 0.002%
1916 1,009 18 0.0019%
1917 1,111 13 0.0013%
1918 1,037 20 0.0019%
1919 844 37 0.0035%
1920 753 54 0.0049%
1921 828 45 0.0039%
1922 720 64 0.0057%
1923 642 89 0.0079%
1924 595 111 0.0096%
1925 618 96 0.0085%
1926 517 142 0.0129%
1927 515 144 0.013%
1928 491 148 0.0138%
1929 434 187 0.0181%
1930 459 165 0.0158%
1931 384 239 0.0242%
1932 359 269 0.0272%
1933 369 254 0.0273%
1934 390 228 0.0236%
1935 321 337 0.0347%
1936 272 451 0.0468%
1937 291 406 0.0412%
1938 299 403 0.0394%
1939 290 414 0.0407%
1940 317 361 0.034%
1941 286 475 0.0422%
1942 268 628 0.0497%
1943 257 717 0.0549%
1944 277 600 0.0484%
1945 249 701 0.0575%
1946 224 1,002 0.0679%
1947 208 1,245 0.0746%
1948 208 1,212 0.0759%
1949 208 1,265 0.0786%
1950 191 1,382 0.0858%
1951 189 1,504 0.0887%
1952 165 1,871 0.1072%
1953 138 2,639 0.1491%
1954 124 3,353 0.1834%
1955 103 4,215 0.2292%
1956 92 5,127 0.2715%
1957 93 5,158 0.268%
1958 84 5,676 0.3003%
1959 54 7,898 0.4157%
1960 57 7,814 0.4124%
1961 49 9,148 0.4846%
1962 50 8,981 0.4892%
1963 52 8,418 0.469%
1964 33 12,616 0.7167%
1965 26 13,337 0.8156%
1966 24 13,604 0.8713%
1967 27 13,168 0.8677%
1968 21 13,441 0.8951%
1969 21 13,768 0.8937%
1970 16 15,682 0.9854%
1971 14 14,281 0.9504%
1972 20 11,341 0.8327%
1973 21 9,890 0.7629%
1974 22 9,418 0.7246%
1975 23 8,746 0.6806%
1976 35 7,049 0.5469%
1977 43 6,095 0.4522%
1978 52 5,216 0.388%
1979 57 4,725 0.3351%
1980 67 4,478 0.3063%
1981 79 3,838 0.2611%
1982 95 3,084 0.2064%
1983 106 2,636 0.1786%
1984 140 2,101 0.1412%
1985 165 1,719 0.1133%
1986 183 1,444 0.0957%
1987 233 1,129 0.074%
1988 248 1,029 0.066%
1989 305 827 0.0512%
1990 361 703 0.0424%
1991 380 642 0.0394%
1992 419 566 0.0355%
1993 499 454 0.0291%
1994 590 339 0.0221%
1995 672 268 0.0178%
1996 801 202 0.0135%
1997 682 270 0.0183%
1998 882 188 0.0126%
1999 946 169 0.0113%
2000 973 167 0.0109%
2001 1,191 116 0.0077%
2002 1,129 133 0.0089%
2003 1,127 140 0.0092%
2004 1,296 105 0.0069%
2005 1,591 66 0.0043%
2006 1,679 64 0.0041%
2007 1,829 53 0.0034%
2008 1,890 49 0.0032%
2009 1,773 56 0.0037%
2010 2,035 36 0.0025%
2011 1,922 41 0.0029%
2012 1,938 40 0.0028%
2013 2,004 35 0.0025%
2014 1,999 35 0.0024%
2015 1,712 52 0.0036%
2016 2,033 31 0.0022%
2017 1,618 59 0.0042%
2018 1,752 46 0.0033%
2019 2,069 26 0.0019%

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Names Like Dawn

If you like Dawn, you’ll love these other names like Dawn.


What names are variants of Dawn?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Dawn.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adawna

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawna

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawne

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawnelle

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawnetta

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawnette

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawnielle

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawnika

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawnita

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawnyelle

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dawnysia

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dowan

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Duwan

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English

Dwan

The first appearance of light, daybreak

English


What names sound like Dawn?

If you like how Dawn sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dawn.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Daena

From Denmark

English

Dagna

New day

Scandinavian

Dagne

New day

Scandinavian

Dagny

New day

Scandinavian

Dahna

Lady

Italian

Daina

God is my judge; song; melody

Hebrew

Dana

From Denmark

English

Dane

From Denmark

English

Dani

God is my Judge

Hebrew

Danna

English

Danne

Divine

Latin

Danni

God is my Judge

Hebrew

Danny

God is my Judge

Hebrew

Dany

God is my Judge

Hebrew

Dayna

From Denmark

English

Dayne

From Denmark

English

Deann

Valley; church leader; divine

Latin

Deon

English

Dian

Divine

Latin

Diann

Divine

Latin

Dion

English

Dyan

Divine

Latin

Dyann

Divine

Latin

Tawna

A green field; golden brown

Irish

Tawni

A green field; golden brown

Irish

Tawny

A green field; golden brown

Irish


What names are similar to Dawn?

Find a name that’s like Dawn, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Keiba

Sunrise

Polynesian


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