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Girls' names meaning "dawn" - Aubeline?

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BackInMetropolis Sat 08-Dec-12 21:07:48

Looking for a girl's name that means dawn.

I actually quite like Dawn.

Don't want to use Aurora, just not for me.

I do like Ayelet, "dawn hind/gazelle" in Hebrew.

Stumbled across Aubeline, which allegedly means dawn in French but is potentially way too much like aubergine.


BackInMetropolis Mon 10-Dec-12 23:32:39

Now all I need to do is push the baby out. Simples grin

MoelFammau Mon 10-Dec-12 17:34:59

I like Gloria too.

So you're sorted! grin

BackInMetropolis Mon 10-Dec-12 14:21:42

I still like Gloria Joy!

I like Vita as well but for some reason it's not grabbing me for this baby.

Zara - I like, but I've got a very good friend with a 4yo Zara which feels a bit close to home

Lux - I feel I should like but, having grown up in Australia where I think the brand might have been bigger, it's still a soap to me

Oriana - love the look and sound, but there's the cruise ship dimension

Danica - not keen on this one; not sure why....

There have been some really great suggestions on this thread but Gloria Joy just has something about it, even though it's not remotely what I started off wanting!!

FriggFRIGG Sun 09-Dec-12 22:46:34

Gloria is lovely.

Vita is one of my favorite names though grin

EyeoftheStorm Sun 09-Dec-12 22:16:21

One of the meanings of Zara is 'radiant dawn'.

sparklechops Sun 09-Dec-12 19:01:15

Gloria Joy is beautiful. Maggie Gyllenhaal has a baby daughter called Gloria so it's probably back in fashion!

NotChristmasCarol Sun 09-Dec-12 14:41:39

I like Gloria Joy. It's different but not faddy, and it's got a lovely fresh feel. I'd do it.

Smeggnog Sun 09-Dec-12 09:56:03

Oriana - sunrise
Danica - morning star (think it's pron. Dan-eesha)
Lux - light

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Sun 09-Dec-12 09:38:04

I think the Gloria on Modern Family will make the name a little bit more mainstream.

iamabadger Sun 09-Dec-12 09:32:16

Do not call your child Gloria. The poor thing.

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Sun 09-Dec-12 09:27:20

I like Gloria Joy too

BackInMetropolis Sun 09-Dec-12 09:24:32

I've woken up feeling really positive and excited about Gloria!

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 09-Dec-12 08:13:34

Oriana is dawn I think?
And Zara means to blossom .

seeker Sun 09-Dec-12 08:00:01

Go for Gloria Joy.

cuillereasoupe Sun 09-Dec-12 07:13:30

Aube is French for dawn, and a lovely name in its own right. Otherwise, on the Lucy theme, I used to know a Lucina (Loo-chee-na).

mathanxiety Sun 09-Dec-12 04:52:52

I like Gloria too.

mathanxiety Sun 09-Dec-12 04:49:37

You can't have Hope Joy even if it is Christmas smile

mathanxiety Sun 09-Dec-12 04:48:40

Olivia is a name signifying a new start and a promise of better times ahead -- the dove sent out from Noah's ark plucked an olive sprig which told Noah that the floodwaters had receded and life could resume on land.

Esperanza means hope. There is also Hope.

Zora (Balkan area), Tsura and Tsuritsa (Romani) mean 'light of dawn'

Zaria means 'morning star' or 'sunrise'

I love Vivienne Joy and Vita Joy.

MoelFammau Sun 09-Dec-12 02:39:31

Vivienne Joy
Vita Joy

Dowan is an old variant of Dawn...

FloozieTinsel Sun 09-Dec-12 00:22:10

Iola is pronounced Yo-la with a short 'o' sound (not like yo-yo). If you know how the football manager Martin Jol's surname is pronounced, the 'yo' part is the same as the 'jo' bit.

I think having a relative who died young in sad circumstances would put me off a particular name even though I'm not remotely superstitious. Just because of the association if you know what I mean.


On the light theme - Chiara? Italian (key-ar-ah) meaning clear, bright.

Good luck!

seeker Sat 08-Dec-12 23:49:59

Oh sorry, yes. Aviva's the insurance company!

Yika Sat 08-Dec-12 23:49:26

Vita is lovely. So is Zoe, which also means life.

juneybean Sat 08-Dec-12 23:44:39


Welovecouscous Sat 08-Dec-12 23:41:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

seeker Sat 08-Dec-12 23:40:56

Not Gloriana- that's Elizabeth 1.

But I think Gloria'a a goer.

I'm afraid Aviva is q rail company........

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