Dona: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dona

Dona

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Donna:

Modern coinage used as a feminine form of Donald (world ruler) or as a borrowing from the Italian donna (lady).

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Comments and insights on the name Dona: | Edit

I am Dona...I love my name and the attention derived from having this name! Sure, people mispronounce my name, and I correct them! People remember me and my name because my name is not common! Everyone loves the unusual quality in the sound of Dona...yes, I will boldly tell you that I am not Donna...
My nephews even call me Aunt Donut! I don't mind!

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Dona is my name. All my life I have had to correct spelling, repeat it over and over and have people think my name is Donna, Dana, Dora, Donut. Arg. It is a terrible name. I hope it disappears quietly and no one plans to name their child this in the future. I have started going by the name Eddie because it is just easier for my life and self-esteem. Hope this helps.
My name is Dona, I have been called Dana and Dora. It has been spelt both ways as well as Donna. It is very difficult to get people to change.

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Donut. Trust me, do not name your child this. It has been a hard life having this name.

Meanings and history of the name Dona: | Edit

Feminine form of Donald used in Scotland.
Variant spelling of Donna

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There is a Jewish folk song called Dona Dona Dona. It is not about the name exactly and I think the name is used only because it sounds good in a chorus. It is about a calf going to slaughter. I hear this a lot when I tell people my name.

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