What does Macdonald mean?
Macdonald [mac-don-ald] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Macdonald is "son of Donald". The McDonalds were a powerful Scottish clan.
Macdonald has 1 variant: Mcdonald.Creative forms:
(male) Maldonald, Mardonald, ..
(female) Macdonca, Macdonce, .. Middle name pairings:
Macdonald Michael (M.M.), ..
How popular is Macdonald?
Macdonald is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#685 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Macdonald has not been recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Donald▼, Maccowan (see Macgowan), Macdougal, Macdowell, Macedonio, Macgowan, Machon, Mackinac, Macneal, Macon, Mainard, Maldon, Mardon, Marlond, Maynard▼, Mcdougal, Mcdowell, Ranald, Raynald and Ronald▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Macdonald.See names in meaning and etymology.