What does Donald mean?
Donald /don-ald/ as a boys' 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: Donnell▼.
Donald has 1 feminine form: Donalda.Kreatif forms: Dennald, Donalddu, Dunald. [more]
How popular is Donald?
Donald is a very prominent first name for males (#15 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2802 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Donald for boys. Donald reached its highest position of #7 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is at #418 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Donald and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Donald (#418 from current records) appearing in the Top 1000 are Don, Donal, Donell, Donn, Donnell, Donnie and Donny. These relations of Donald reached the peak of their popularity 6 decades ago (median #484) and have become significantly less conventional since (#927, 85.9% less).
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Suggested similar baby names are Arnald, Arnold▼, Bald, Conal, Conall, Dainard, Dale▼, Daly, Dana▼, Danal, Danar, Daneal, Danell, Danial▼, Danil, Danilo, Danyal, Dard, Darnall, Darold▼, Daynard, Denali, Denly, Derald, Deval, Doan, Doane, Dod, Dolan, Dolf, Donahoe, Donahue, Donato, Donatus, Donau, Donavan▼, Dondre, Dontae▼, Dontaye, Donte▼, Dontey, Doran, Dorli, Dougal, Dougall, Dowan, Doyle▼, Dugaid, Dugal, Dugald, Dugall, Dunly, Durand, Duval, Duvall, Evald, Ewald▼, Fernald, Furnald, Gerald▼, Harald, Jerald▼, Mcdonald, Oswald▼, Ranald, Raynald, Reinald, Roald, Ronal, Ronald▼, Ronaldo▼, Roneld, Sewald, Torald and Tybald. These names tend to be less commonly used than Donald.