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What does Donal mean?

Donal Pronunciation of Donal as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Donal is "world mighty; brown-haired fighter". Donal is an alternate form of Donnell (Scottish, Irish). See also Donald


ASSOCIATED WITH mighty (strong), brown, fighter (warrior)


VARIANTS Donnel, Donell

(male) Donan, ..

(female) Donala, ..

Donal Gerald (D.G.), ..

How popular is Donal?

Donal is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Donal is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Donal was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #678 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Donald (#526 VIA LATEST LIST), Donell and Donnell are the popular varying forms of Donal rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Donal was at its peak during 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 2.7%) and is now significantly lower, with versions like Donald becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Donal, Donald, Donell, Donnell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Donal is pronounced similarly to Danal, Daneal, Danell, Danial, Daniel, Danil, Dannel, Danyal and Danyel. Other recommended sound-alike names are Conal, Connal, Cowal, Dal, Dana, Danar, Denali, Deval, Doan, Dolan, Don, Donato, Donau, Donn, Donnan, Donne, Donny, Dontae, Dontay, Donte, Donzel, Doram, Doran, Dougal, Dowan, Dugal, Duval, Gopal, Jomal, Loyal, Ronal, Royal and Tobal. These names tend to be more frequently used than Donal.

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