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pinWhat does Donna mean?

Donna /don-na/ as a girls' name is pronounced DAH-nah. It is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Donna is "lady".

The original meaning is closer to "lady of the home". A title of respect, equivalent to Don for men. Modern use dates from the 1920s. See also Madonna. Actress Donna Reed; swimmer Donna Devarona; fashion designer Donna Karan; singer Donna Summer.


Donna has 25 variants: Dahna, Dahnya, Dona, Donalie, Donella, Donelle, Donetta, Donia, Donica, Donielle, Donisha, Donita, Donnalee, Donnalyn, Donnamarie, Donnell, Donnella, Donnelle, Donni, Donnica, Donnie, Donnisse, Donny, Donya and Ladonna.

Affiliated girl name: Stevonna.

Kreatif forms: Donka, Donla, Donnah. [more]

pinHow popular is Donna?

Donna is a very prominent first name for women (#17 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#33876 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Presented below is the birth name history of Donna for girls. Donna reached its top position of #8 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Donna name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Donna and corresponding names. Dona, Donita, Donnie, Ladonna and Madonna are the popular related forms of Donna appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Donna were popular during the years 1930-1939 (median #539) and have become significantly less common since, with versions such as Ladonna becoming less fashionable.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Donna, Dona, Donita, Donnie, Ladonna, Madonna in U.S.

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

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Donna is alike in pronunciation to Daina, Dana, Danah, Danay, Danee, Dania, Dannee, Dannia, Deana, Deeana, Deenya, Denae, Denna, Denni, Dennie, Deona, Dhanna, Dina, Diona, Dionna, Donnay, Duana, Dwayna, Dyana and Dyna. Other recommended similar baby names are Anonna, Canna, Danne, Davonna, Deonne, Dionne, Doda, Dola, Domina, Donata, Doncia, Donika, Dora, Dorma, Dosia, Dosya, Dova, Drina, Elonna, Genna, Gunna, Honna, Idonna, Ilonna, Jenna, Joana, Joanna, Johna, Jona, Jonna, Keonna, Lanna, Lonna, Lorna, Monna, Morna, Nanna, Nenna, Nonna, Norna, Oona, Rona, Ronna, Tunna, Yanna, Yoana, Yoanna, Yonina, Yvonna and Zanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Donna.