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What does Dontay mean?

Dontay Pronunciation of 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 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.

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

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

(female) Donda, Dondi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dontay Cai (D.C.), ..

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)

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, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Dante (#322 from recent data), Donte (#1188) and Dontae (#1641) are the prominent variation forms of Dontay. These relations of Dontay were favored as baby names 18 years ago (median #759) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1287, 46.2%), with the form Donte falling out of fashion.

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.

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