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Dawkins 1
Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. DAW-kins(English)  [key]

Meaning & History

English patronymic from a pet form of Daw.

It was used for Ethologist Richard Dawkins. Another famous bearer is a literary character named Jack Dawkins , from Charles Dickens 1838 novel , Oliver Twist.
Added 1/16/2017 by NameWitch
Edited 3/12/2017 by LMS

Dawkins 2
Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English, Welsh

Meaning & History

A derivitive of the Hebrew name David which translates to “beloved”. (see Daw)
Added 3/28/2021 by namefix
Edited 3/28/2021 by namefix