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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Donald.
There is 1 feminine form of Don: Donna.
Don is a very popular first name for males (#135 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12650 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Don for boys. Don reached its highest rank of #57 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Don and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Donald (#418), Donny, Donnie, Donn and Don. (2014 statistics).
Don▼ is also pronounced similarly 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 commonly used than Don.