Donald Name Meaning & Origin

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Don, Donal, Donnie, Donn, Donny

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Comments and insights on the name Donald

I always think of Donald Duck!

Personal experiences with the name Donald

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.

My name strikes fear into the hearts of the nations of the world. It is the most powerful, orange name of them all. Free Hamberders for everybody.

You spelled hamburgers wrong. It's hamBURGers, not Hamberders! You dummy!

There were a lot of Donald's and Ronald's in my school. They were never called by their full names, but were always called Don and Ron. I don't think anybody names their kids Donald or Ronald any more.

Someday Aiden and Jayden will be old man's names, too!

Nicknames for Donald

Don, Donnie, Dink

Meanings and history of the name Donald

Gaelic "World Ruler"
Also means: little brown thing

Famous real-life people named Donald

Donald Trump, President of United States of America
Donald Trump Jr., son of US President Donald Trump
Donald O'Connor, actor
Donald Tusk, President of Poland
Donald Glover, actor and rapper
Donald John Trump, III (b. 2009), son of American businessman Donald Trump Jr.

Donald in song, story & screen

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" --- a mallard is a duck
Donald Davenport, inventor from the show Lab Rats.
Donald, (usually nicknamed Dink but his mom calls him by his real name when she's angry) a green-eyed boy with thick blond hair.

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