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What does Donnell mean?

Donnell /don-nell/ [2 sylls.] 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.


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

Related boy name: Donald.

Kreatif forms: Dainell, Dannell, Deenell. [more]

How popular is Donnell?

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 (#5004 out of 150436, Top 3%). (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.

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 (usage of 0.3845%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1455%, down 62.2%), with the forms Donald, Donal and Donnell becoming less stylish. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Donnell and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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