Names Categorized "dawn"

This is a list of names in which the categories include dawn.
Afërdita f Albanian
Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër "nearby, close" and ditë "day". It is also used as an Albanian form of Aphrodite.
Agim m Albanian
Means "dawn" in Albanian.
Alba 1 f Italian, Spanish, Catalan
This name is derived from two distinct names, Alba 2 and Alba 3, with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
Altan 1 m Turkish
Means "red dawn" in Turkish.
Araylym f Kazakh
Means "my beautiful" in Kazakh, from арайлы (arayly) meaning "beautiful, like the dawn" combined with a possessive suffix.
Arshaluys f & m Armenian
Means "dawn" in Armenian.
Aruna m & f Hinduism, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown, dawn" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुण) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The modern feminine form अरुणा is also transcribed as Aruna, however the modern masculine form is Arun.
Arushi f Hinduism, Hindi
From Sanskrit अरुष (arusha) meaning "reddish, dawn", a word used in the Rigveda to describe the red horses of Agni. This name also appears in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata belonging to a daughter of Manu and the wife of Chyavana, though in this case it might derive from Sanskrit आरुषी (arushi) meaning "hitting, killing".
Auroora f Finnish
Finnish variant of Aurora.
Aurora f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Romanian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Roman Mythology
Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning. It has occasionally been used as a given name since the Renaissance.
Aurore f French
French form of Aurora.
Ausma f Latvian
Means "dawn" in Latvian.
Aušra f Lithuanian
Means "dawn" in Lithuanian.
Austra f Latvian
Latvian cognate of Aušra.
Avrora f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Aurora.
Aya 3 f Semitic Mythology
Means "dawn" in Akkadian. In Akkadian mythology this was the name of the goddess of the dawn, associated with sexual appeal and beauty. She was the consort of the sun god Shamash. The Babylonians sometimes called her kallatum meaning "the bride".
Ayelet f Hebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
Dawn f English
From the English word dawn, ultimately derived from Old English dagung.
Eos f Greek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
Fajr f Arabic
Means "dawn, beginning" in Arabic.
Fioralba f Italian (Rare)
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" (Latin flos) and alba "dawn".
Goizargi f Basque
Derived from Basque goiz "morning" and argi "light".
Gry f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Means "to dawn" in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish.
Gwawr f Welsh
Means "dawn" in Welsh.
Hajna f Hungarian
Shortened form of Hajnal. The Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty used it in his epic poem Zalán Futása (1825).
Hajnal f Hungarian
Means "dawn" in Hungarian.
Hajni f Hungarian
Diminutive of Hajnal or Hajnalka.
Koit m Estonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
Li 1 f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "reason, logic", () meaning "stand, establish", () meaning "black, dawn", () meaning "power, capability, influence" (which is usually only masculine) or () meaning "beautiful" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
Liwen m & f Mapuche
Means "morning" in Mapuche.
Nishant m Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
Omondi m Luo
Means "born early in the morning" in Luo.
Rhoxane f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Roxana.
Roxana f English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of Ῥωξάνη (Rhoxane), the Greek form of an Old Persian or Bactrian name, from Old Iranian *rauxšnā meaning "bright, shining". This was the name of Alexander the Great's first wife, a daughter of the Bactrian nobleman Oxyartes. In the modern era it came into use during the 17th century. In the English-speaking world it was popularized by Daniel Defoe, who used it in his novel Roxana (1724).
Ruxandra f Romanian
Romanian form of Roxana.
Sahar f Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
Seher f Turkish
Turkish form of Sahar.
Seong-Ho m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "abundant, flourishing" combined with (ho) meaning "stove, bright" or (ho) meaning "daybreak, bright". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
Shachar f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
Shahar f & m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁחַר (see Shachar).
Sung-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성호 (see Seong-Ho).
Taner m Turkish
Means "born at dawn" in Turkish.
Uhtric m Anglo-Saxon (Hypothetical)
Derived from the Old English elements uhta "pre-dawn" and ric "ruler, king".
Usha f Hinduism, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of Ushas. In Hindu legend this was the name of a princess who married Aniruddha.
Ushas f Hinduism
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
Vihaan m Hindi
From Sanskrit विहान (vihana) meaning "dawn, morning".
Zarah m Biblical
Form of Zerah used in some translations of the Bible.
Zarja f Slovene
Slovene variant of Zora.
Zerach m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Zerah.
Zerah m Biblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
Zora f Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Czech, Slovak
Means "dawn, aurora" in the South Slavic languages, as well as Czech and Slovak.
Zoraida f Spanish
Perhaps means "enchanting" or "dawn" in Arabic. This was the name of a minor 12th-century Spanish saint, a convert from Islam. The name was used by Cervantes for a character in his novel Don Quixote (1606), in which Zoraida is a beautiful Moorish woman of Algiers who converts to Christianity and elopes with a Spanish officer.
Zoran m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Masculine form of Zora.
Zorana f Croatian, Serbian
Variant of Zora.
Zoriana f Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Зоряна (see Zoryana).
Zorica f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian diminutive of Zora.
Zoryana f Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian зоря (zorya) meaning "dawn, star".