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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Donald.
Don has 1 feminine form: Donna.
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)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Don for boys. Don reached its top rank of #57 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Don and related names. Donald (#418 in 2014), Donny, Donnie and Donn are the popular variation forms of Don. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.73%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1164%, down 84.1%), with the forms Donald, Don, Donn, Donnie and Donny becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Don▼ is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Dan▼, Dane, Dann, Dean, Deen, Deion▼, Den, Dene, Deon▼, Deonn, Deyn, Deyon, Dion▼, Doan, Doane, Dowan and Dunn. Other suggested similar baby names are Con, Dana▼, Dani, Dino▼, Dod, Dom, Donau, Dor, Dov, Dow, Eon, Ion, Jon▼, Lon▼, Ron▼, Ton and Von. These names tend to be less frequently used than Don.