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What does Donny mean?

Donny [don-ny] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Donny). Donny's root is English. Donny is an alternate spelling of Don (English) with the suffix -y. See also Donald.


Donny has 1 variant: Donnie.

Donny has 3 more alternative forms via Don: Donn, Donnan and Donne.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Donry, Douny, ..

(female) Dondy, Donie, ..

How popular is Donny?

Donny is a somewhat popular first name for males (#709 out of 1220, Top 58%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Donny for boys. Donny entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #458 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the history of the boy name Donny and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Donny ranked in the Top 2000 are Don (#1466 a year ago), Donald (#418), Donn and Donnie (#1348). Usage of these relations of Donny reached its most widespread in the 1930s (adoption of 3.08%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.05%, 98.3%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Donny, Don, Donald, Donn, Donnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Donny and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Donny is pronounced similarly to Dana, Dani, Danie, Dannie, Danno, Danny, Danya, Denney, Dennie, Denny, Dino, Dionio and Donau. Other suggested similar names are Benny, Dabny, Dagny, Danby, Dandy, Dann, Denby, Denly, Dennys, Deonn, Doan, Doane, Dominy, Donal, Donnel, Dontay, Donte, Dontey, Dory, Dunly (see Dunley), Dunn, Dunne, Johnny, Jonny, Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Manny, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny, Tony and Vinny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Donny.