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Donna Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Donna is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Donna is "lady".  

It is also of English and Scottish origin, where its meaning is "world ruler".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1407  in baby name popularity for girls with 161 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Donna is a form of the name Donald.

Variants of the name Donna include Dona.

The name Ladonna is a form of Donna.

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Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Donna.

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

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Names Like This

Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.