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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.


Variations

Donald has 1 variant form: Donnell.

There is 1 feminine form of Donald: Donalda.


Popularity

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).

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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Donald (#418), Donny, Donnell, Don and Donal. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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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