Dawn (name)

Dawn (name)
Gender Female
Word/Name Old English
Meaning the first appearance of light, daybreak

Dawn is a female given name. It is of Old English origin, and its meaning is the first appearance of light, daybreak.[citation needed] It is also used as a comparatively rare surname.


People with the given name

  • Dawn Black (born 1943), politician in British Columbia, Canada
  • Dawn Sayan (born 1988), chairman of Dawn softnext.(upcoming....)
  • Dawn Butler (born 1969), Labour Member of Parliament for Brent South
  • Dawn Burrell (born 1973), American long jumper
  • Dawn DeFeo (1956–1974), sister and victim of murderer Ronald DeFeo, Jr., whose crimes inspired The Amityville Horror book and movies
  • Dawn Ellerbe (born 1974), American hammer thrower
  • Dawn Evelyn Paris (1918–1993), Oscar-nominated American actress
  • Dawn Fraser (born 1937), Australian champion swimmer
  • Dawn French (born 1957), British comedian
  • Dawn Langstroth (born 1979), Canadian singer/songwriter and painter
  • Dawn Xiana Moon (born 1981), Chinese-American singer-songwriter, writer, actress
  • Dawn Penn (born 1952), Jamaican singer
  • Dawn Porter (born 1979), British television presenter
  • Dawn Powell (1896–1965), American writer of satirical novels
  • Dawn Primarolo (born 1954), British Member of Parliament for Bristol South
  • Dawn Angelique Richard (born 1983), member of the musical girl group Danity Kane
  • Dawn Robinson (born 1968), former lead singer of supergroup En Vogue and Lucy Pearl
  • Dawn Rossi-Key (born 1971), radio personality heard on The Rob Arnie and Dawn Show
  • Dawn Silva (born 1954), American funk vocalist
  • Dawn Staley (born 1970), US-American basketball player and coach
  • Dawn Steel (1946–1997), first woman to run a major Hollywood film studio
  • Dawn Wells (born 1938), American actress


  • Dawn Summers, a character in the popular television and comic book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Dawn Schafer, a character in The Baby-sitters Club and California Diaries
  • Dawn Swann, a character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders
  • Dawn Tinsley, the receptionist in the British situation comedy The Office
  • Dawn Green, the second victim of the serial killer on True Blood
  • Prairie Dawn, a muppet character in Sesame Street
  • Dawn Woods, a character in Emmerdale
  • Dawn (Pokémon), a video game character in the Pokémon franchise
  • Mythic Dawn, a religious cult in the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Eos, referred to in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey as "rosy-fingered Dawn," rose from Oceanus (the encircling ocean) to herald her brother Helios (the sun); her process of rising and bringing out the sun was the ancient Greeks' personification of dawn.

People with the surname

  • Elizabeth Dawn (born Sylvia Butterfield 1939), British actress
  • Marva Dawn (born 1948), Christian theologian, author, musician and educator


A spacecraft which is exploring Vesta and later Ceres in the Asteroid belt.

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