Meaning:the first appearance of light or daybreak
Dawn as a girl's name is of Old English origin meaning "the first appearance of light or daybreak". It is a modern name in use. The Latin term Aurora dates back about 1500 years, but Dawn first appeared in the late 1920s.
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