What does Donnell mean?
Donnell [don-nell] as a boys' name (also used less widely 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.Creative forms:
(male) Dainell, Dunnell, ..
(female) Donlia, Donnelli, .. Middle name pairings:
Donnell Alec (D.A.), ..
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)
Donnell was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak rank of #513 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #1866. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Donnell (#1866 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Donald (#441 from recent data), Donell and Donal. These relations of Donnell were at the height of their popularity 9 decades ago (adoption of 2.7%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.04%, ▼98.5%), with forms like Donald becoming somewhat outmoded.
Donnell▼ is pronounced similarly to Daneal, Danell, Daniel▼, Daniele, Dannel and Danyel. Other suggested similar names are Angell, Ansell, Blondell, Boswell, Burnell, Conall, Connell, Cordell, Cornell, Covell, Darcell, Darnall, Darnel, Darnell▼, Denney, Denzel▼, Denzell, Denzill, Derell, Doane, Donn, Donnan, Donne, Donny▼, Donte▼, Dontell, Dontey, Dontrell, Donzel, Dorrell, Dougall, Durell, Durrell, Fonzell (see Fonso), Gorrell, Jontell (see Jonte), Jordell, Jorell, Jorrell, Kinnell, Kordell, Kornell, Lendell, Lennell, Lindell, Lionnell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lornell (see Lorne), Lovell, Lowell▼, Lyonnell, Mendell, Montrell, Morell, Norvell, Norwell, Powell, Rancell, Rendell, Ronell, Ronnell, Rossell, Rowell, Tynell, Vondell, Vontell and Wendell▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Donnell.See names in meaning and etymology.