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What does Donte mean?

Donte \d(o)-nte, don-te\ as a boys' name is pronounced DAHN-tee, dahn-TAY. It is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Donte is "lasting". Donté is the phonetic variant of Dante. This form is popular among African-Americans.


Donte has 9 variants: Dantae, Dantay, Dohntae, Dontae, Dontay, Dontaye, Dontell, Dontey and Dontrell.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Dontavius.

Donte has 2 more different forms via Dante: Dantel and Daunte.


Donte is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1033 out of 1220, Top 85%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Donte for boys. Donte was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #398 in the U.S. in 1997, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Donte name in U.S.

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

Dante (#314 a year ago), Daunte and Dontae are the popular varying forms of Donte appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 1997 (usage of 0.4028%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1715%, down 57.4%), with the versions Donte and Dontae becoming less in vogue. Dante (#314) is the most fashionable boy name in this compilation, and there is also a revival in baby name popularity for this name. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Donte and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dante, Daunte, Dontae, Donte in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Donte is pronounced similarly to Deante, Deonte, Dionte and Duante. Other recommended similar baby names are Deontae, Donato, Donne, Jonte and Monte. These names tend to be less frequently used than Donte.