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, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2477 out of 88799, Top 3%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Donald for boys. Donald reached its highest rank of #7 in the U.S. in 1930-1939 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Donald and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Donald (#418), Donny, Donnell, Don and Donal. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Ronald. Like Donald, this name is not commonly used.