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Meaning and name origin
Donna \d(on)-na\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Stevonna.
Donna is a very popular first name for females (#17 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#38173 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Donna for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Donna and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dona, Donita, Donna, Donnie, Ladonna and Madonna. (2015 statistics).
Donna is also pronounced similarly to Daena, Dagna, Daina, Dana, Danea, Dania, Danna, Dannah, Danni, Dannia, Danny, Danya, Dawna, Dayna, Deana, Deanna, Deena, Deionna, Dena, Denia, Denna, Denni, Denny, Deona, Deonna, Dhana, Dhanna, Diana, Dianna, Digna, Dina, Dinny, Dinya, Diona, Dionna, Donnay, Duana, Duena, Duna, Dwana, Dyana, Dyanna and Dyna. Other suggested similar baby names are Danne, Deonne, Dionne, Honna, Jonna, Lonna, Monna, Nonna and Ronna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Donna.
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