Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈdɑn.əld/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Scottish Gaelic name Dòmhnall meaning "ruler of the world", composed of the Old Irish elements domun "world" and fal "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, introduced 1931. It was also borne by Australian cricket player Donald Bradman (1908-2001) and former American president Donald Trump (1946-).

Related Names

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

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Name Days

France: July 15


Entry updated January 21, 2022