Meaning and Name Origin
Donelle \d(o)-nelle, don(el)-le\ as a girls' name is of Italian origin, and the name Donelle means "lady". Donelle is a variation of Denelle; modern name: perhaps a simple form of Danielle, or an elaboration of Nell. Donelle is also a form of Donna (Italian): the original meaning is closer to "lady of the home".
Donelle has 21 more related variations via Denelle, Donna: Dahna, Dahnya, Dona▼, Donalie, Donella, Donetta, Donia, Donica, Donisha, Donita▼, Donnalee, Donnalyn, Donnamarie, Donnella, Donni, Donnica, Donnie▼, Donnisse, Donny, Donya and Ladonna▼.
Donelle is an uncommon first name for women. Donelle is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Donelle and related names. Popular related forms of Donelle (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Ladonna, Donnie, Donna, Donita and Dona. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1930-1939 and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Ladonna, Donnie, Donna, Donita and Dona becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Donelle is pronounced similarly to Daanelle, Danele, Danelle▼, Danielle▲, Danille, Dannelle, Danyelle and Dawnelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Danella, Danelley, Doneille, Dorelle, Jonelle and Ronelle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Donelle.