Donna Name Meaning & Origin
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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Donna
Donna Lou, Donna Sue, Donnie, Donna Lee, Donn/Dawn, Dee, Donna Lynne, Donna Bella,
- Meanings and history of the name Donna
Italian origin. Means "lady."
- Famous real-life people named Donna
Donna Lewis, singer
Donna Summer, singer
Donna Reed, actress
Donna Douglas, actress
Donna D'Erricco, actress
Donna DeLory, singer
Donna Dixon, actress
Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton
Donna Karan, fashion designer
Donna Tartt, author
Donna Fargo, singer
Donna Rice, sex scandal celebrity
Donna Feldman, model
Donna Mills, actress
- Donna in song, story & screen
"Afternoon Tea" by The Kinks
Character on "Twin Peaks"
"Oh Donna" by Ritchie Valens
Donna "Hot Donna" Pinciotti, character from "That 70's Show"
"Donna" by Bob Marley
"Who's Holdin' Donna Now?" by DeBarge
In radio: "The Donna Syndrome" on Car Talk (Supposedly, every woman who drives a Firebird or Camaro is named Donna)
Rock band "The Donnas"
Donna Noble, companion in "Doctor Who"
Donna Martin, character on Beverly Hills 90210 played by Tori Spelling
Donna Troy, the previous Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman's younger sister
"Donna, the Prima Donna" by Dion
Donna Paulsen, character on "Suits"
Donna Sheridan, character in "Mamma Mia", played by Meryl Streep in the 2008 film