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What does Don mean?

Don Pronunciation of Don as a boys' name is pronounced dahn. It is of English origin. Short form of names beginning with Don-. Mythology: the Irish Donn was known as king of the underworld. Use of the Welsh Gaelic surname Donne as a given name may be in honor of John Donne, the 17th century poet. Donnan was a seventh-century Irish saint. Actor Don Cheadle.

ASSOCIATED WITH Don-, mythology, king, surname, 17th century, saint


VARIANTS Donn, Donnan, Donne, Donnie, Donny





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How popular is Don?

Don is a very popular first name for men (#135 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#11523 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Don reached its top rank of #57 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is presently at #1463. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Don name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Donald (#441 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Donnie (#1432), Donny and Donn are the popular variation forms of Don (#1463). These forms of Don were popular as baby names during the years 1930-1939 (ADOPTION OF 3.08%) and have become much less popular since (ADOPTION 0.05%, DOWN 98%), with forms such as Don becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Don, Donald, Donn, Donnie, Donny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Don is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Daine, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Deen, Deion, Den, Dene, Deon, Dewonn, Deyn, Deyon, Dion, Doan, Doane, Dowan, Duane, Dunn, Dunne, Dwain and Dwane. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Con, Dod, Dom, Dor, Dov, Dow, Eon, Ion, Jon, Lon, Ron, Ton and Von. These names tend to be less frequently used than Don.