What does Donal mean?
Donal /don-al/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Scottish and Irish derivation, and the meaning of the name Donal is "world mighty; brown-haired fighter". Donal is an alternate form of Donnell (Scottish, Irish). Compare last name Dohnal. See also Donald.
Donal▼ has 1 more related form via Donnell: Donnelly.Kreatif forms: Denal, Dienal. [more]
How popular is Donal?
Donal is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Donal is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Donal for boys. Donal was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex position of #764 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Donal and affiliated names. Donald (#418 a year ago), Donell and Donnell are the popular varying forms of Donal rated in the Top 1000. Variants like Donnelly are seldom used. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3845%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1455%, down 62.2%), with the versions Donal, Donald and Donnell becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Donal▼ is pronounced similarly to Danal, Daneal, Danial▼, Danil and Danyal. Other recommended similar baby names are Conal, Denali, Donau and Ronal. These names tend to be more frequently used than Donal.