Donald Name Meaning & Origin
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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I always think of Donald Duck!
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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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Don, Donnie, the person to run the United State, orange trash
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Gaelic "World Ruler"
Also means: little brown thing
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Donald Trump, President of United States of America
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" --- a mallard is a duck
Donald Davenport, inventor from the show Lab Rats.