What does Donnell mean?
Donnell /don-nell/ 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.
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. in the 1970s, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Donnell ranked in the Top 1000 are Donald (#418 from recent data), Donell and Donal. These relations of Donnell were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.385%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.146%, ▼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)
Donnell▼ is pronounced similarly to Danal, Daneal, Danell, Danial▼, Daniel, Daniele, Danil, Dannel, Danyal, Danyel and Deiniol. Other suggested similar baby names are Connell, Cornell▼, Danilo, Darnell▼, Denali, Denley, Denly, Denzell, Donne, Dontell, Dontrell, Donzel, Dorrell, Dunlea, Dunley, Dunly, Dunnlea, Dunnley, Fonzell, Jontell, Kinnell, Kornell, Lennell, Lionnell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lornell, Lyonnell, Ronell, Ronnell, Vondell and Vontell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Donnell.