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Donald Meaning


What does Donald mean?

The name Donald is of Scottish origin.

The meaning of Donald is "world ruler".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "world leader".

Donald is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Do-nald.

The Given Name Donald

Donald appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

This 2 syllable name has spirit and charm.

Donald remains a favorite due to its appealing and delightful nature.

Donald falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Donald A. Glaser, and Donald Crisp.

Donald Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 526 in baby name popularity for boys with 533 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 487 in baby name popularity for boys with 600 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Donald Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Donald has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Donald to other names.

Donald Related Names

The names Doileag, Dolag, Dolanna, Dolina, Dollag, Domino, Donalda, Donelle, Donna, Donnag, Donnah, Donnetha, Donnetia are all forms of Donald.

Donald has the diminutive (nickname) Donny.

Famous Donalds

  • Donald ~ Saint
  • Donald A. Glaser ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1960
  • Donald Crisp ~ Actor
  • Donald Duck ~ The Wise Little Hen character
  • Donald Faison ~ Actor
  • Donald J. Cram ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1987
  • Donald Judd ~ Artist
  • Donald O'Connor ~ Actor
  • Donald Penn ~ Football Player
  • Donald Pleasence ~ Actor
  • Donald Sutherland ~ Actor
  • Donald Trump ~ Business Mogul

Donald Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Donald.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Donald are often haunting and alert but most of all they are read more >>

Donald Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Donald in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Donald.

Just for fun, see the name Donald in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Donald in Nautical Flags page.