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What does Dontay mean?

Dontay [don-tay] as a name for boys is of Italian derivation, and the meaning of the name Dontay is "lasting, enduring". Dontay is an alternate form, with the prefix Do-, of Dante (Spanish, Italian, Latin). Historical: Dante Alighieri. Dontay is also a form of Donte (Italian).


Dontay has 6 variants: Dantae, Dantay, Dohntae, Dontae, Dontaye and Dontey.

Dontay has 2 more different relations via Dante, Donte: Dantel and Dontell.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dondo, Dotay, ..

(female) Donda, Dontayya, ..

How popular is Dontay?

Dontay is an uncommon given name for men. Dontay is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (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 Dontay for boys. Dontay entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #1252 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Dante (#314 from recent data), Donte (#1146) and Dontae (#1735) are the prominent variation forms of Dontay. These relations of Dontay were favored as baby names 17 years ago (median #759) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1298, 44.8%), with the form Donte falling out of fashion. Dante is the most fashionable boy name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dontay, Dante, Dontae, Donte in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Dontay is pronounced similarly to Deontae. Other suggested similar names are Amitay, Conway, Dana, Danal, Danby, Dandy, Daneal, Danial, Danny, Danya, Danyal, Day, Daytan, Denbey, Denby, Denham, Denley, Denly, Denman, Denney, Denny, Deonte, Deshay, Destry, Diondray, Dionte, Dmitry, Doan, Dolan, Dominy, Don, Donal, Donald, Donato, Donau, Donavan, Dondre, Donell, Donn, Donnan, Donne, Donnel, Donnie, Donny, Donovan, Donzel, Doogan, Dooley, Doram, Doran, Dorian, Dorran, Dorsey, Dougal, Dougan, Dray, Dunbar, Duncan, Dunley, Dunly (see Dunley), Dunstan, Dunton, Dustan, Dusty, Johntay, Jontae, Kenway, Linsay, Montae, Montay, Monty, Moray, Rojay and Sanjay. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dontay.