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What does Donahue mean?

Donahue Pronunciation of Donahue [don-ahue] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Donahue is "dark fighter". TV host Phil Donahue.

Associated with: irish, dark, fighter (warrior).


Donahue has 3 variants: Donahoe, Donohoe and Donohue.

Creative forms:
(male) Denahue, Doahue, ..

(female) Donae, Donane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Donahue Demarco (D.D.), ..

How popular is Donahue?

Donahue is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1026 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Donahue has not been ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Doane, Dolphus, Donal, Donald, Donatien, Donato, Donatus, Donau, Donavan, Donavon, Dondre, Donne, Donnie, Dontae, Dontaye, Donte and Montague. These names tend to be more commonly used than Donahue.

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