Don Name Meaning & Origin

Don

Pronunciation: DAHN (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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Related Names:

Donald, Adonis, Donovan, London

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Personal experiences with the name Don

I'm a woman, but my middle name is Don. It's been in the family for generations, and comes from the Latin word Domina, which means Lady (as in the title). I feel like it balances out my first name really well and I love the strong, sexy, confident image it brings to my mind. I can totally see using it as a first name for a girl. The only complaint is that people usually assume it's d-a-w-n, which is a fantastic name, but not mine lol.

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Famous real-life people named Don

Don Rickles, comedian

Don in song, story & screen

Don Lothario, a character from the Sims series of games.
Don Draper, the main character in Mad Men.

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