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Donnell (girl)

What does Donnell mean?

Donnell Pronunciation of Donnell [don-nell] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Donnell) is of Italian derivation, and Donnell means "lady". Donnell is a version of Donna (Italian).

Associated with: lady (noble).


Donnell has 3 variants: Donelle, Donielle and Donnelle.

8 more related forms via Donna: Donella, Donnalee, Donnalyn, Donnella, Donni, Donnica, Donnie and Donny.

Creative forms:
(female) Dahnell, Dynell, ..

(male) Donrel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Donnell Nancy (D.N.), ..

How popular is Donnell?

Donnell is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5004 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Donna (#1437 from current records), Donnie, Donnalee, Donella and Donielle are the prominent alternative forms of Donnell (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Donnell was at its highest 6 decades ago (average #1511) and has become much lower since, with versions such as Donna going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Donella, Donielle, Donna, Donnalee, Donnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Donnell is pronounced similarly to Daanelle, Danele, Danell, Danelle, Daniele, Danielle, Dannell, Dannelle, Dannielle, Danyell, Danyelle, Dawnelle, Denell, Denelle, Dinelle and Donell. Other suggested similar names are Angell, Blondell, Bonnebell, Bonnell, Bonnibell, Branell (see Brandy), Chanell, Channell, Cindell, Danella, Dangela, Daniela, Daniella, Danne, Dannee, Danney, Danniella, Danyella, Darcell, Darnell, Darrell, Dell, Dennet, Deonne, Dionne, Doll, Doneille, Donelda, Donnay, Dorelle, Jahnell (see Johnella), Janell, Jaynell, Jeannell, Jenell, Jodell, Joell, Jonell, Jonnelle, Kendell, Linell, Linnell, Lyndell, Lynell, Marnell, Noell, Norell, Nowell, Raynell, Renell, Rochell, Ronnella, Ronnelle, Shannell, Shenell, Sorell, Sorrell, Tonell and Wynell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Donnell.

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