Donald

Pronunciation: do-hna-hld
Origin: Scotland
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Donald is a masculine given name with Scottish-Gaelic roots, derived from the Gaelic word 'Dòmhnall'. The name means "ruler of the world" or "world mighty", and it originates from the Proto-Celtic term '*Dumno-ualos', which means 'world-ruler'. The final '-d' in Donald is partly derived from a misinterpretation of the Gaelic pronunciation and partly associated with the spelling of similar-sounding Germanic names, such as Ronald. The name gained popularity due to Scottish King Donald II, who was the grandson of King Alpin and became a legendary figure. Throughout history, Donald has been the name of six early Scottish kings and has traditionally been popular in Scotland. In the 20th century, the name became more common in the rest of the English-speaking world. A short form of Donald is Don, and pet forms of the name include Donnie and Donny. The feminine given name Donella is derived from Donald.

Donald Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Donald is currently #361 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Donald is currently #361 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Donald is currently #358 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Donald is currently #358 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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