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From the vocabulary word for daybreak, originally bestowed as a given name in the 1920s, no doubt because of the connotations of freshness and purity of this time of day. It may have originated as a translation of Aurora. Twin girls are sometimes given the names Dawn and Eve, although the latter name does not in fact have anything to do with the time of day. The name is also associated with the British actress Dawn Addams (1930–1985), the British comedienne Dawn French (b. 1957), and the American singer Dawn Upshaw (b. 1960).
139th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
462,477
to be exact
Wisconsin
has the most people named Dawn per capita
1970
marked the height of its popularity
99.96%
0.04%
11%
55+
83%
30-54
5%
13-29
0.71%
0-12

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