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Donna 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; swimming champion 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, Donna-Marie, Donnell, Donnella, Donnelle, Donni, Donnica, Donnie, Donnisse, Donny, Donya and Ladonna.
For more information, see also the related name Stevonna. Baby names that sound like Donna are Danna, Donnay, Deonna, Dionna and Denna.
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Popularity of Donna
Donna is a very popular first name for women (#17 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#38173 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Donna compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Donna only.