Meaning and Origin of: Dunn

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Brown

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’.
  • English : nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle Englishdunn ‘dark-colored’.
  • Scottish : habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn‘fort’.
  • Scottish : nickname from Gaelic donn‘brown’. Compare 1.