What does Donald mean?
Donald ▼ as a boys’ name is pronounced DAHN-ald. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Donald is “great chief; world mighty”. Donald is one of the clan names of Scotland. Linked nowadays to the cartoon duck created by Disney. Actors Donald Sutherland, Don Cheadle, Donal Logue; US President Donald Trump; singer Donny Osmond.
STARTS WITH Don-
ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, gaelic, great, chief (leader), mighty (strong), clan (surname)
RELATED FORMS VIA DON, DONAL, DONNY Donell, Donn, Donnan, Donne, Donnel, Donnie▼, Donny▼
FEMININE FORM Donalda
MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
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How popular is Donald?
Donald is a very prominent first name for males (#15 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2802 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Donald reached its highest position of #7 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is at #526 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)
Which version is better?
Prominent alternative forms of Donald (#526 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) appearing in the Top 2000 are Don (#1501), Donal, Donell, Donn, Donnell, Donnie (#1891) and Donny. These relations of Donald reached the peak of their popularity 9 decades ago (MEDIAN #681) and have become significantly less conventional since.
Suggested similar-sounding names are Arnald, Arnold▼, Bald, Conal, Conall, Dainard, Dale▼, Daly, Dana▼, Danal, Danar, Daneal, Danell, Danial, Danil, Danilo▲, Danyal, Dard, Darnall, Darold, Daynard (see Dainard), Denali, Denly, Derald, Deval, Doan, Doane, Dod, Dolan, Dolf, Donahoe, Donahue, Donato, Donatus, Donau, Donavan, Dondre, Dontae▼, Dontaye, Donte▼, Dontey, Doran, Dorli (see Dor), Dougal, Dougall, Dowan, Doyle▼, Dugaid, Dugal, Dugald, Dugall (see Dougal), Dunly (see Dunley), Durand, Duval, Duvall, Evald, Ewald, Fernald, Furnald, Gerald▼, Harald, Jerald▼, Mcdonald, Oswald▼, Ranald, Raynald, Reinald, Roald, Ronal, Ronald▼, Ronaldo▼, Roneld, Sewald, Torald and Tybald. These names tend to be less commonly used than Donald.
See names in meaning and etymology.