Donal name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Donal mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Donal

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Ireland and the United States agree the name Donal means "World ruler" and is of Irish / Scottish origin.
  2. A submission from Ireland says the name Donal means "From Irish Gaelic name Domhnall meaning 'Ruler of the World'" and is of Gaelic origin.
  3. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Donal means "The great one" and is of American origin.
  4. A user from Canada says the name Donal is of Scottish origin and means "Scottish fir".
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From Old Irish Domnall.

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Donald.

Notable Persons Named Donal

Notable Persons Named Donal

Donal Logue

Donal was given the name Donal Francis Logue on February 27th, 1966 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Donal Gibson

Donal Gibson is an actor, house painter, decorator, and industrial painter. Donal was born on February 13th, 1958 in Peekskill, New York.

Donal Skehan

Donal Skehan is a singer, television personality, and author. He has been prominent since 2006. Donal was born on June 3rd, 1986 in Dublin, Ireland.

Donal MacIntyre

Donal MacIntyre is a journalist. Donal was born on January 25th, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland.

Dónal Lunny

Dónal Lunny is a folk music of ireland, celtic music, folk music, and rock music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran, Irish bouzouki, and Bodhrán. He has been prominent since 1970. Dónal was born on March 10th, 1947 in Tullamore, County Offaly, Republic of Ireland.

Donal Donnelly

Donal Donnelly was an actor. His career lasted from 1957 to 1999. Donal was born on July 6th, 1931 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK. He breathed his last breath on January 4th, 2010.

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Fun Facts about the name Donal

  • How Popular is the name Donal? Donal is the 4,719th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Donal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,696 babies born with the first name Donal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Donal to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Donal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donal is Sunday, July 11th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Donal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donal was in 1930 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Donal Factoid: According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Donal is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1952.
  • Weird things about the name Donal: The name spelled backwards is Lanod. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Olnad. How do you pronounce that?
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