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What does Dona mean?

Dona Pronunciation of Dona [dona] as a girls' name is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Dona is "lady". Variant of Donna.

Affiliated girl name: Donalda.

Associated with: lady (noble).


14 alternative forms via Donna: Dahna, Dahnya, Donalie, Donella, Donetta, Donia, Donica, Donisha, Donita, Donni, Donnica, Donnie, Donny and Donya.

Creative forms:
(female) Doma, Dosa, ..

(male) Doon, Down, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dona Nathalia (D.N.), ..

How popular is Dona?

Dona is a very popular first name for women (#752 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#27771 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dona entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #348 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dona name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dona outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Dona listed in the Top 2000 are Donella, Donetta, Donia, Donisha, Donita, Donna (#1437 the previous year), Donnie and Donya. Other variants, like Donalie, are seldom used. These forms of Dona were at the peak of their popularity in the 1960s (usage of 2%) and are now much less conventional, with versions such as Dona becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dona, Donella, Donetta, Donia, Donisha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Donita, Donna, Donnie, Donya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dona and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dona is alike in pronunciation to Dagna, Dana, Danay, Danea, Daney, Danna, Danya, Dayana, Deana, Deanna, Deeana, Deenya, Deionna, Denah, Deney, Denia, Denny, Deonna, Diahna, Duana, Duayna, Duena, Dwayna, Dyana and Dyanna. Other recommended names are Bina, Bogna, Dafna, Dama, Dane, Dela, Dene, Deon, Dimona, Dion, Dione, Doda, Dola, Dora, Dorae, Dova, Dowan (see Dawn), Drena, Dusa, Dzana, Ena, Euna, Fina, Fiona, Fyona, Gina, Ilona, Ina, Iona, Jina, Johna, Jona, Leona, Lona, Mona, Morna, Moyna, Muna, Nena, Nona, Oona, Rona, Sana, Tiona, Tona, Una, Vyna, Yna, Yona and Zona. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dona.

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