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.Creative forms:
(male) Denald, Dunnald, ..
(female) Donda, Donin, .. Middle name pairings:
Donald Shaurya (D.S.), ..
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 #441 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Donald and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Donald (#441 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000 are Don (#1463 from current records), Donal, Donell, Donn, Donnell (#1866), Donnie (#1432) and Donny. These relations of Donald reached the peak of their popularity 9 decades ago (median #681) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1650, 98.3% less usage).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Arnald, Arnold▼, Bald, Conal, Conall, Dainard, Dale▼, Daly, Dana▼, Danal, Danar, Daneal, Danell, Danial, Danil, Danilo▲, Danyal, Dard, Darnall, Darold, Daynard (see Dainard), Denali, Denly, Derald, Deval, Doan, Doane, Dod, Dolan, Dolf, Donahoe, Donahue, Donato, Donatus, Donau, Donavan, Dondre, Dontae, Dontaye, Donte▼, Dontey, Doran, Dorli (see Dor), Dougal, Dougall, Dowan, Doyle▼, Dugaid, Dugal, Dugald, Dugall (see Dougal), Dunly (see Dunley), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.