From Dawn + -a in the 20th century.
- A female given name.
- 2012 Louise Erdrich, The Round House, Corsair (2013), ISBN 9781472108166, page 292:
- The girls from our year were mainly named some version of Shawn. There was Shawna, Dawna, Shawnee, Dawnali, Shalana, and just plain Dawn and Shawn.