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Donald name meaning

First Name
1.4m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
12k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Donald

User Submitted Origins

English
40%
American
30%
Gaelic
22%
Scottish
6%
African
2%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Bermuda, the name Donald is of Scottish origin and means "Scottish, ruler of the world".
  2. A user from Indiana, U.S. says the name Donald is of Fiction origin and means "World Ruler(Savior)/All LJPYGHT/ Emergence of ight Over Darkness".
  3. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Donald is of Celtic origin and means "Scotland. World ruler or one who controls the world".
  4. A user from New Mexico, U.S. says the name Donald is of Scottish origin and means "Ruler of the World (honest)".
  5. According to a user from Georgia, U.S., the name Donald is of Gaelic origin and means "Ruler of the world".
  6. According to 2 people from Texas, U.S., the name Donald is of Irish / French origin and means "World Leader".
  7. A submission from Louisiana, U.S. says the name Donald means "King of the world".
  8. A submission from Canada says the name Donald means "RULER" and is of Canadian origin.
  9. A submission from Nebraska, U.S. says the name Donald means "A male with no humiliation" and is of American origin.
  10. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Donald is of English origin and means "Great Chief".
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Wiktionary

Name of Scottish kings and an early saint, from Scottish Gaelic Dòmhnall and reinforced by Medieval Latin Don(v)aldus, from Proto-Celtic *Duβnowalos (“prince/chief of the world”).

  1. A male given name from Scottish Gaelic.
  2. A surname​.

Donald was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons Named Donald

Notable Persons Named Donald

Donald Trump

He was most prominent from 1968 to present. Donald was given the name Donald John Trump by his parent Fred Trump on June 14th, 1946 in Queens.

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Donald Glover

Donald Glover is an actor, comedian, rapper, producer, songwriter, and writer. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Donald was given the name Donald McKinley Glover on September 25th, 1983 in Edwards Air Force Base, California, United States. Donald is also known as Childish Gambino and mcDJ.

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Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg is a singer, producer, and actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1984. Donnie was given the name Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Jr. on August 17th, 1969 in , U.S.

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Donald Cerrone

Donald was born on March 29th, 1983 in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

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Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1962. Donald was given the name Donald McNichol Sutherland on July 17th, 1935 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Don Henley

Don Henley is a rock music, pop rock, country rock, and soft rock singing, lyricist, and record producer. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Guitar, Drum Workshop, Paiste, Remo, Regaltip, Latin Percussion (company), Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Gibson Guitar Corporation, Takamine, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1970. Don was given the name Donald Hugh Henley on July 22nd, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas, United States.

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  • Don Cheadle
    Actor
  • Don Rickles
    Comedian
  • Donald Tusk
    Leader of the Civic Platform
  • Donald Rumsfeld
    13th
  • Donald Pleasence
    Actor
  • DJ Qualls
    Actor
  • Donald Knuth
    Scientist
  • Don McLean
    Musician
  • Donald O'Connor
    Dancer
  • Donald Faison
    Actor
  • Donald Fagen
    Musician
  • Donald Malarkey
    Military Person
  • Don DeLillo
    Novelist
  • Donald Sterling
    Real Estate Developer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Donald

Notable Persons With the Last Name Donald

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald is a football player for the Los Angeles Rams. Aaron was born on May 23rd, 1991 in Pittsburgh. Aaron is also known as Donald and Aaron Charles.

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Howard Donald

Howard Donald is a pop music, soul music, dance-pop, pop rock, blue-eyed soul, and country music singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist, dancer, dj, record producer, and disc jockey. He plays Vocals, Turntables, sampler, drum machine, drums, piano, Phonograph, Sampler (musical instrument), and Drum kit. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Howard was given the name Howard Paul Donald on April 28th, 1968 in Droylsden, Lancashire, England, UK.

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Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald is an essayist and author. Heather was born in 1956 in California.

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James Donald

James Donald was an actor. His career lasted from 1930 to 1978. James was given the name James Robert MacGeorge Donald on May 18th, 1917 in Aberdeen. He died on August 3rd, 1993.

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Mitchell Donald

Mitchell Donald is a soccer player for the Red Star Belgrade, Zuidoost United, A.V.V. Zeeburgia, AFC Ajax, Jong Ajax, Willem II (football club), Roda JC Kerkrade, FC Mordovia Saransk, and Netherlands national under-21 football team. Mitchell was born on December 10th, 1988 in Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands.

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Allan Donald

Allan Donald is a cricketer. Allan was born on October 20th, 1966 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Donald U.S.
  White 52.03% 64.26%
  African American 41.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Donald

People with the last name Donald are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Donald

  • What name lists does Donald rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Donald? Donald is the 22nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Donald was the 2,899th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Donald have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,417,752 babies born with the first name Donald in the United States. That's more than enough people named Donald to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donald? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 46 new born babies.
  • When was Donald first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donald is Friday, September 3rd, 1813.
  • What year had the most people named Donald born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donald was in 1934 with a total of 30,410 babies. That's a lot of babies named Donald!
  • Random Donald Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Donald ranks 43rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 179 babies in Virginia have the same name in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Donald: The name spelled backwards is Dlanod. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dandlo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Donald? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,367 people with the last name Donald.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Donald? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Donald as their last name.
  • Donald name meaning

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