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, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#38173 out of 88799, Top 43%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Donna for girls. Donna reached its highest rank of #8 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Donna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ladonna, Madonna, Donnie, Donna, Donita and Dona. (2014 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.