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Meaning and Name Origin

Donnell \d(o)-nne-ll\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Donnell) is pronounced DAHN-el, don-NEL. It is of Scottish and Irish origin, and the meaning of Donnell is "world mighty; brown-haired fighter". Also used as a variant of Donald.


Variations

Donnell has 4 variants: Donal, Donell, Donnel and Donnelly.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Donald.


Popularity

Donnell is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#681 out of 1220, Top 56%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#3974 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Donnell for boys. Donnell was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #530 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Donnell name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Donnell and related names. Popular alternative forms of Donnell ranked in the Top 1000 are Donald (#418 last year), Donell and Donal. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are now much less popular, with the forms Donald, Donnell and Donal becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Donal, Donald, Donell, Donnell in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Donnell is pronounced similarly to Danell and Dannel. Other suggested similar baby names are Connell, Dontell, Lonnell and Ronnell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Donnell.

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