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― Anonymous User  10/25/2005
Donna Tartt, author of The Secret History and The Little Friend, has given the name a somewhat more intellectual image. I otherwise associate it with girls like Donna on Beverly Hills 90210.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2005
Donna Summer is an American pop music singer best known for a string of disco music hits in the 1970s that earned her the title "Queen of Disco".
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Donna Reed, leading lady of 1950's television. Probably best known for her acting role as Mary in "It's A Wonderful Life" and later on in her own program: "The Donna Reed Show."
― Anonymous User  4/8/2006
The Donnas are a rock band.
patchworkgirl  5/1/2006
Donna Williams is one of the co-founders of the virtual pets website, Neopets.
Emmasj  10/19/2006
There is a novelist named Donna Anders.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Donna is a very feminine name. Sometimes it is spelled with only one n. Nonetheless its pronunciation is the same.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2006
Donna was Catherine Tate's character on the 2006 Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Runaway Bride."
patchworkgirl  12/29/2006
Derived from Latin "domina", meaning "lady" or "woman of the house". Historically, it did mean "lady", but, as language changes, its meaning (since at least Mozart's time) is now predominantly "woman", from what I have seen.
gaelruadh19  4/12/2007
Donna is Gaz's girlfriend from Two Pints! A legend too I might add.
garethbutler  4/18/2007
From Indo-European *dem- "house". (from The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots)
earthnut  6/2/2007
Donna Moss, played by Janel Moloney, is the dedicated assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the American television drama, The West Wing. Her full name is Donnatella.
Nochenne  6/2/2007
Donna is a great name. I think Donna sounds really friendly, beautiful and sophisticated.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2007
This is my grandmother's name, but her parents spelled it Dauna.
sweet-and-shy  6/20/2007
Donna Pinciotti is the name of a character on the ever popular "That '70s Show." (Eric Foreman's girlfriend.) I think that fits. It seems like a very 1970s name.
emc  7/8/2007
On Full House D.J.'s first name is Donna Joe.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2007
My sister's name is Donna and so is her stepmum's. I think the name sounds common and boring, but obviously her father doesn't!
― Anonymous User  9/9/2007
There was a West Wing character named Donatella "Donna" Moss, who was probably my favorite character on the show.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2008
It's rdiculous that ayone has ever considered using this as a masculine name. It means "Lady" in Italian, is derived from the the Latin "Domina" which was a term of respect towards upperclass women, and is the origin of the Noble English Women's title "Dame."
― Anonymous User  2/20/2008
I liked this name back at 12 and 13, but now it just sounds quite tacky to me, like the name of some mean high school girl from the 80s. I don't like the fact that this means 'lady' in Italian either.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
My mother's name is Donna. Her and I joke about how when she is a grandmother we can call her the Grandmadonna.
Jeremiah2911  6/27/2008
A famous bearer is American dancer, singer, and actress Donna McKechnie (born November 16, 1940). She's well known for her Tony Award-winning role as Cassie in the musical "A Chorus Line". Other stage credits include "Company", "Sweet Charity", and "Annie Get Your Gun".
AndrewJKD  8/18/2008
This is one of my all time favorite names, it's feminine yet strong, sexy and elegant yet short and simple all at once! I also know that some people spell it DANNA which I think is even prettier than the usual spelling Donna.
― Anonymous User  10/4/2008
Donna sounds like the good girl from a 1950s sitcom family or like Donna Hayward from Twin Peaks. I like it more than I did at one point.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2009
Truly a name from the Dazed & Confused generation--teenagers in the 70s (born in the late 50s, early 60s). In fact, whenever I hear the name Donna, I think of Donna Pinciatti from "That 70s Show"--which is also why I can't picture this name on anyone but a redhead.
erb816  11/12/2010
I commented a few years earlier that Donna was a very dated name for me, and associated with the character from "That 70s Show," but I've recently come to really love the name. It wouldn't sound out-of-place at all on a child today.
erb816  8/25/2015
Some other spellings I've seen is Dawna which I find more feminine and pretty.
MirandaIrie  11/22/2010
Donna Noble is one of the Doctor's companions in the British TV show "Doctor Who", played by Catherine Tate.
KatieRose  4/21/2011
This is my mom's name. I think it's really pretty but it doesn't seem to be popular anymore. In fact, it would sound odd calling a young girl Donna, to be honest... But with the popularity of old-fashioned names nowadays like Sophia and Isabella, Donna will probably make a comeback within the next two decades.
codenameflame  2/28/2012
Yes, Donna is out of fashion at the moment. But it is still a nice name. It is not a "yuck" out of fashion name; it's a pleasant out of fashion name. I think if I were a young Donna of today, I would call myself Donni, on an everyday basis, as a little bit of an update. But I still would feel happy enough with my given name, Donna.
linden-tree-murmur  3/31/2012
The name Donna was given to 185 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Might I mention Donna Noble? (As if I'm not going to be the first...)
DalekLuna  10/26/2013
This was never my favorite name, however I now absolutely love Donna Noble, the 10th doctor's third companion. She was, in my opinion, one of the best companions of all time, not to mention one of the smartest. It might seem corny to like a name (or consider it for a child) simply because of a television show character, but I really believe that some (really many) characters in literature have enormous impacts on us and can be truly great role models. I think Donna Noble is a positive character who grows immensely over the course of her travels with the Doctor (though of course she doesn't remember any of it). Long story short, thanks to Donna Noble, I may consider this as a middle name (or maybe a first name) for a child.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2014
I have found many think the name Donna is very sexy! Donna Reed was an icon of the mother and so like a Madonna but I also think of Donna Mills, who played a vixen turned powerbroker on "Knots Landing." She never married which I find intriguing.
donnadeiss  7/5/2014
I picture the name 'Donna' to belong to a full grown woman (40's and over) is fat (though may not be obese as in OMG lose weight ASAP type) has a family; responsible and loving mom and wife. Works at a steady job, regular at the local church. Very educated & respectful towards others.
Though oddly, the Donna I knew was a drama queen alcoholic. \:
Didn't stop me from the image it conjures up for me
Donna isn't bad. Just old fashion.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2014
Donna Loren is an American singer and actress.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2015
Donna is a beautiful name, even though it sounds like doner kebab. :P.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2015
Donna Hayward is one of the main characters on the surreal early 90s TV series "Twin Peaks" (played by Lara Flynn Boyle).
erb816  8/25/2015
Ladonna is the African American version of Donna? Really? Please delete that. Insensitive!
SerenaOhSerena  3/25/2016
This is pretty much a RARE name. Pretty name, not used much.
KelseyDog  3/27/2016
The name Donna was given to 159 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Eh... sounds like white trash.
Trump2016  7/27/2016
It is a beautiful name & I think eventually it will be popular again one day. As for it sounding like a white trash name I disagree as the name is derived from the Latin & Italian as meaning lady! I know a Donna so maybe I'm a little biased but she's not old, fat, church going or a married settled woman nor an alcoholic but a fun loving, light hearted, slim trim woman! The woman whom I think of when I think of Donna is an actress of the 40's & 50's Donna Reed & she was a beautiful woman! I'm an old movies buff so like I said maybe I'm biased about the name.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2016
I could not imagine an adult having the name Donna, a nickname given to me in 1942. I knew no grown up adults named Donna. I thought I best change it to an adult's name when I started Grade 2. I had not been at this school for too long, the previous year, and so I thought no kids would remember me. When the new teacher asked for my name, I boldly said,"Anna." To my embarrassing red faced surprise, fourty kids shot up their hands and said, "No it's not, it's DONNA!" And the nickname stuck.
Names2017  2/14/2017
I love the name Donna, I find it very pretty. I've named one of the characters in a book I'm writing Donna after debating between Donna, Nora, and Dina for ages (she goes by Nightfox in the story).
KittycatLuna17  2/26/2017
Donna Feldman is an American model, TV host, and actress, best known for her appearances as a series regular in the TV show "Fashion House" as well as a cameo in Don't Mess with the Zohan and models for covers of magazine covers, fashion editorials, high-profile ad campaigns, and television commercials.
cutenose  5/18/2017
This is such a lovely name. It's not as popular as it used to be, but still well-known, and it would be refreshing to meet a modern baby or child named Donna.
Paula Puddephatt  5/22/2017
Donna Lynn Dixon is a retired American actress and former beauty queen. After meeting and starring together in the film Doctor Detroit, Dixon has worked in several movies with her husband Dan Aykroyd.
cutenose  5/30/2017
It is a beautiful name, very elegant and ladylike.
Hushpuppy  11/30/2017
My name is Donna and I was named after my father Donald. I am proud to be his name sake and feel I have lived with a wonderful name. Thank you Mom and Dad and I hope the name "Donna" becomes popular again.
LadyDonna  3/17/2018
How has no one mentioned Donna Fletcher (Grady's wife) from Murder she Wrote? That show is the first place I ever heard the name, Donna. Which is probably why whenever I hear someone say this name I instantly think of her. Love that character.
Keyrra  5/10/2018

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