What does Don mean?
Don [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.
Affiliated boy name: Donald.
1 feminine form: Donna.Creative forms:
(male) Denn, Taon, ..
(female) Doney, Donney, .. Middle name pairings:
Don Hiram (D.H.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Donald (#441 in recent rankings), Donnie (#1432), Donny and Donn are the popular variation forms of Don (#1463 in recent rankings). 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.
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 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.