Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. DAHN-əld(English)

Meaning & History

From the Gaelic name Domhnall meaning "ruler of the world", composed of the old Celtic elements dumno "world" and val "rule". This was the name of two 9th-century kings of the Scots and Picts. It has traditionally been very popular in Scotland, and during the 20th century it became common in the rest of the English-speaking world. This is the name of one of Walt Disney's most popular cartoon characters, Donald Duck. It was also borne by Australian cricket player Donald Bradman (1908-2001).

Related Names

VariantsDomhnall, Domnall(Scottish)
DiminutivesDon, Donnie, Donny(English)
Feminine FormsDonalda, Donella, Donaldina(Scottish) Donna, Donelle(English)
Other Languages & CulturesDomhnall, Domnall, Dónal, Donal(Irish)
Surname DescendantsDonalds, Donaldson(English)
User SubmissionDónald

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Name Days

France: July 15


Entry updated June 13, 2019