Donald: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Donald
Origin of the name Donald:
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Domhnall (world ruler), which is thought to be derived from the primitive Celtic Dumno-valo-s (world mighty). Alternatively, some believe the name to be derived from the Gaelic don (brown). Short: Don. Pet: Donny.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Donald is my grandfather's name who was born in the 30's. Also my favorite Uncle's name who was born in the 60's. So the name to me sounds like an older man's name & the duck.
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Gaelic "World Ruler"
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Donald Trump, businessman
Donald O'Connor, actor
Donald Tusk, President of Poland
Donald Glover, actor and rapper
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Donald Blake, original secret identity of Thor in Marvel comics
Donald Draper, character in TV show "Mad Men"
Dr. Donald Mallard, character in TV show "NCIS"