Boy name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : Beloved
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English and Scottish : patronymic from Daw 1.
- German (Däwes) : either a patronymic from a personal name Davo, or a variant spelling of Tewes.
- William Dawes (1745–99) was a prominent citizen of Boston, MA, and rode with Paul Revere to warn colonists of the British invasion in 1775. He is buried in Boston’s King’s Chapel Burying Ground.