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What does Donell mean?

Donell Pronunciation of Donell [donell] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Donell). The meaning of the name Donell is "world mighty; brown-haired fighter". Donell is a version of Donnell (Scottish, Irish).

Associated with: mighty (strong), brown, fighter (warrior).


Donell has 2 variants: Donal and Donnel.

1 more relation via Donnell: Donnelly.

Creative forms:
(male) Daell, Vanell, ..

(female) Dondel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Donell Sami (D.S.), ..

How popular is Donell?

Donell is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#59293 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Donell was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #846 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Donell name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Donell appearing in the Top 2000 are Donal and Donnell (#1866 last year). Other forms, like Donnel, are uncommon. These relations of Donell were at the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (median #1143) and are now much less widespread, with the version Donnell becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Donell, Donal, Donnell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Donell is alike in pronunciation to Danal, Daneal, Danell, Danial, Daniel, Daniele, Danil, Dannel, Danyal and Danyel. Other recommended names are Arnell, Codell, Conall, Connell, Cornell, Covell, Danilo, Darnell, Dell, Denali, Denly, Denzell, Derell, Devell, Donald, Dontell, Dontrell, Donzel, Dorrell, Dunly (see Dunley), Durell, Fonzell (see Fonso), Howell, Joell, Jontell (see Jonte), Jorell, Kornell, Lionell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lornell (see Lorne), Lovell, Lowell, Morell, Nowell, Powell, Ranell, Rodell, Ronel, Roneld, Ronell, Ronello, Ronnell, Rowell, Tynell, Vondell and Vontell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Donell.

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