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Meaning and name origin

Donald \d(o)-na-ld\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAHN-ald. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Donald is "great chief; world mighty". Donald is one of the clan names of Scotland. Linked nowadays to the cartoon duck created by Disney. Actors Donald Sutherland, Don Cheadle, Donal Logue; real estate tycoon Donald Trump; singer Donny Osmond.

Donald has 1 variant form: Donnell.

There is 1 feminine form of Donald: Donalda.


Donald is a very popular first name for males (#15 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2477 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Donald for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Donald name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Donald and its variant form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Don, Donal, Donald, Donnell and Donny. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Don, Donal, Donald, Donnell, Donny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Donal, Donald outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Ronald. Like Donald, this name is not commonly used.


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