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What does Donny mean?

Donny Pronunciation of Donny [don-ny] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Donny) has its root in English. Donny is an alternate spelling of Don (English). See also Donald.


Donny has 1 variant: Donnie.

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

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

(female) Dondy, Donie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Donny Kellan (D.K.), ..

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)

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. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Donny ranked in the Top 2000 are Don (#1463 a year ago), Donald (#441), Donn and Donnie (#1432). 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%, 98.4%).

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.