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Don meaning and name origin
Don \don\ as a boy's 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.
Don has 5 variant forms: Donn, Donnan, Donne, Donnie and Donny.
For more information, see also the related name Donald.
Baby names that sound like Don are Ton, Dan, Deon, Dion, Den and Doan.
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Popularity of Don
Don is a very popular first name for men (#135 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12650 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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