Donald: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Donald

Donald

Pronunciation: DAHN-əld (key)

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.

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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.

Nicknames for Donald: | Edit

Don, Donnie

Meanings and history of the name Donald: | Edit

Gaelic "World Ruler"

Famous real-life people named Donald: | Edit

Donald Trump, businessman
Donald O'Connor, actor
Donny Osmond, singer
Don Henley, singer
Donald Tusk, President of Poland
Donald Glover, actor and rapper

Donald in song, story & screen: | Edit

Donald Blake, original secret identity of Thor in Marvel comics
Donald Draper, character in TV show "Mad Men"
Donald Duck
Dr. Donald Mallard, character in TV show "NCIS"

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