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Never have I known someone to fit the meaning of their name as my grandad (Donald) did his! This name is wonderful!
-- natalie11181  8/3/2005
Donald Duck and Donald Trump are two famous bearers.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in my eyes, bears this name with high honor!
-- Tbird  4/15/2006
If you're going to give your child a name that means "ruler of the world," they're gonna have to be pretty conceited when they grow up.
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2006
When I hear this name, I can't help but think of a bumbling, not so intelligent person, but the meaning of this name, "ruler of the world" is quite the opposite of my impression.
-- angelgurl  10/16/2006
A famous bearer is Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman.
-- Niqui  2/15/2007
It acually reminds me of the cartoon character "Donald Duck."
-- Anonymous User  5/1/2007
Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard is the medical examiner on the show NCIS. The character is played by David McCallum.
-- Firestorm  7/28/2007
Donald Dewar, the first ever First Minister of the newly formed Scottish Parliament from 1999 until his death in 2000.
-- Tytan  3/10/2008
A couple of unfortunate associations would make me hesitant to use this name for a child. The lisping and abrasive Donald Duck is fairly bad; but the real clincher is the comedy song 'Donald, Where's Yer Troosers?'. I can just imagine the endless embarrassment the poor kid would have to suffer from "witty" people singing choice lines from this song everywhere he goes. If I lived in a part of the world where this song was unknown, this would be near the top of my list of names as otherwise I like it very much.
-- Tytan  3/10/2008
It was Kurt Cobain's middle name.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2008
I don't like this name. It makes me think of that selfish jerk Donald Trump.
-- bananarama  8/8/2008
It's also used in Poland, although rarely.
-- Nayanne  3/14/2009
Well - now that I see the meaning of the name, the fact that Mr. Trump has had such a huge success doesn't seem so odd!
-- Anonymous User  3/23/2009
I can't believe that people would be put off a name by cartoon characters and celebs, lol! Donald is a really great name. I think the meaning fits in my mind what I imagine a Donald to be like.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2009
Donald Knuth is a well-known computer scientist, author of 'The Art of Computer Programming.'
-- vomiting  9/10/2009
Det. Donald "Don" Flack is a character on "CSI:New York".
-- FriedaPS  11/1/2009
Donald O'Connor: he sang, he acted, he danced. You may know him as Cosmo Brown in Singin' in the Rain.
-- welovejamesarness  11/10/2009
Donald Watson (2nd September 1910 - 16 November 2005), founder of the Vegan Society and coined the termed 'vegan'.
-- Luangi  11/23/2009
Donald Faison, the actor of Scrubs and Clueless.
-- Mtbridge  1/24/2010
Awesome meaning. :)
-- Chrila96  1/28/2011
Reminds me too much of the duck and the Trump.
-- mrose19  5/7/2011
Name of the Day: June 24th, 2011.
-- AndrewJKD  6/28/2011
I think it's interesting that this name is really only used in America. You'd be hard pressed to find a Donald anywhere else.
-- SamBelden  9/9/2011
According to howmanyofme.com, there are twenty-three people in the U.S. named Donald Duck!

(I knew of one that was older than the character. Perhaps at least some of these are.)
-- Kosta  10/7/2011
This name just doesn't do it for me because of the association with the Donald Duck cartoon character.
-- GibsonGirl  11/30/2011
This has got to be the most capitalistic name ever. That said, for good or for ill, its meaning is indeed not too far off the mark.
-- Riez  12/27/2012
Donald Glover is an actor/comedian who plays Troy Barnes on the American TV show "Community" and also raps under the stage name Childish Gambino.
-- bibi66  2/8/2013
Name of the Day: June 24, 2013.
-- dwayne1996  6/24/2013
Donald Tusk (2007) is, as of 2012, the Prime Minister of Poland. And yes, his non-fans get a lot of laughs from his first name (especially since his political opponent has the last name Kaczyński, which comes from the word kaczka, "duck").
-- judgedeadd  7/1/2013
A very old name. Donald duck comes to mind haha, so sorry no, never.
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2014
Honestly, Donald Duck and Trump don't ruin this name for me, I just think it's a hideous name.
-- Ali Hassan  7/9/2014
I originally hated this name (as shown by my comment above), but now I love it for some reason. I think it's great, vintage, and strong with a very good meaning also.
-- Ali Hassan  8/15/2014
I think this is a cute name for a guy.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2014
I don't like this name at all. It has an ugly sound, and it reminds me of Donald Duck, Donald Trump, and McDonalds. The only good part of the name (in my opinion) is the meaning, and very few people would actually care about the meaning of a fairly popular name.
-- actingfun  11/5/2015
Like the name. Sounds strong yet willing to flex. The contraction of the name Don seems to roll off the tongue. I form an impression of a name by the people that I know that have that name (Yes, strange I know) not by how it sounds like some people or associate it with a stereotype i.e. Donald Duck, Donald Trump etc. The three guys I know that have this name are no nonsense, serious, analytical, calm under pressure and folks that I would want around in an emergency. Yet they can laugh at themselves when they make a mistake as long as no one is hurt or loss of property is minimal. They are not flashy but a constant that can be counted on when an anchor is needed.
-- DJS  11/24/2015
If this name wasn't synonymous with Donald Trump, I'd be alright with it. :)
-- highexpectasians  11/29/2015
Sounds like someone who's enormously fat and was the school bully back in his day.
-- Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
I'm sure most parents using this name these days worship that right-wing fascist Donald Trump.
-- TyrannosaurusRegina  1/11/2016
Donald isn't the best name; it's dated but tolerable. The name has been used far before Trump and there are a slew of other Donald's out there. People using the name have nothing to do with Trump.
I knew someone who named their son this as his middle name. Not because of trump but because it was the little guy's grandfather's name.
-- Anonymous User  1/16/2016
Although it's a cool historical name and is the name of the only presidential candidate worth voting for, I never liked the sound of it. It reminds me of Donald Duck and McDonald's.
-- TheAnonimy  1/30/2016
I don't even mind the association with the cartoon character Donald Duck, but I personally, would never use this name because of Donald Trump.
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2016
I'm reminded of Donald Draper from Mad Men. Voted "Sexiest Man Alive". No denying Don was the quintessential ladies man. Handsome, complex, successful and desired by beautiful women. Donald is a great name.
-- Deemic  4/18/2016
Boy, there sure are plenty of salty liberals on this website who condemn this name because of its association with a certain 2016 presidential candidate. Personally, I'd consider donning a future child of mine with this name because of the living legend himself, Donald Trump.
-- NamesInterestMe  5/12/2016
I've never cared for this name. There's the very unfortunate association with that super-ignorant jerk Donald Trump, and I'm afraid that a lot of American baby boys who get the name this year will probably be getting it after Trump.
-- Buneary  5/22/2016
Donald never had the highest ratings to begin with, but it looks like they've recently tanked because of Donald Trump. I find it sad, really, because I don't think Donald is that bad of a name, all associations aside. I hope the stigma doesn't remain for too long of a time.
-- Anonymous User  5/22/2016
I was interested to read here that it's sometimes used in Poland. In the 16th and 17th centuries (perhaps later too) a number of Scottish merchants and peddlers settled in Poland. I wonder whether that explains the use of Donald there.
-- Just Jonquil  6/9/2016
Donald was my grandfather's name. He was a kind and loving man. I love the name Donald. It sounds like the name of a Scotsman. I also think of Donald Sutherland or Don Estelle. Too bad that idiot Trump is called it. It's sad, as Donald is a lovely name and I do not want to have my Grandfather's name tainted by that jerk.
-- Mr.Cheese  6/16/2016
It's a duck... it's the president. Best name ever!
-- Trump2016  7/27/2016
My name is in fact Donald, and quite honestly I, like everybody else, had no choice in the matter. We were named by our parents, it was their choice. Whether a person likes the name or not, for some reason is of no concern here. We were given the name and we have to live with it, or have it legally changed. Either way we have to deal with it despite what others think of it.
-- sdonald2  7/30/2016
Does anyone else find it a little bit frightening that this name means "ruler of the world," what with Donald Trump and all...?
-- ThatOneAuthorGirl  8/22/2016
Donald Trump is running for president, he is not liked by many, the name Donald will never be very popular if it ever was. The association with Mr. Trump will not be forgotten, just like with Donald Duck. This name has too many unfavorable associations to be given to a child.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2016
I don't really like the meaning, "ruler of the world". Also, Donald Trump is very dangerous. If he becomes the president, he'll think he IS the ruler of the world. If you already named a son Donald, or plan to name your next son Donald, I do recommend calling him Don, because very few people if anyone will associate the nickname Don with Donald Trump.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2016

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