Usage Irish (Anglicized)
Other Forms FormsDonart, Donnart
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Meaning & History
Anglicized form of DÓNART, though the name could also be a contraction or corruption of DOMANGARD (which is ultimately of the same etymological origin). Also compare the medieval Breton (i.e. fellow Celtic) given name DUENERTH, which has been gallicized to Donnard and Donnart in France.The name Donard is best known for being the name of saint Donard of Maghera, an Irish saint from the late 5th century who was (and still is) also known under the name Domangard (see DOMANGARD). He lived and died on a mountain that is part of the Mourne Mountains (which are located in what is nowadays county Down in Northern Ireland), which has resulted in said mountain eventually becoming named after him: it is now known as Sliabh Dónairt in Irish (and by its anglicization Slieve Donard in English), which translates to "mountain of Donard" in English.