Don

Don - A very unique male name



  Dec 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Don, meaning proud chief, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #193. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Don and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Don? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Don. The baby boy name Don was given to 36 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1832 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 45,585 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Don peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 50.



Famous with this name

Don Rickles
Don Diers
Don Cheadle


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Don is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Don is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #984 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,453.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Don is where you live.


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Don origin and meaning

Don is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means proud chief. To see famous people named Don, pop culture references for the name Don and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Don

We've found the following names that sound similar to Don, sorted by popularity.

Danny / Dean / Duane / Dan / Dwayne / Damian / Donnie / Damon / Dana / Damien /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121832
20111548
20101603
20091342
20081345
20071393
20061100
20051201
20041236
20031003
20021034
2001892
2000864
1999815
1998796
1997829
1996691
1995597
1994691
1993579
1992614
1991532
1990555
1989473
1988423
1987407
1986397
1985382
1984374
1983364
1982343
1981299
1980319
1979302
1978306
1977267
1976273
1975258
1974251
1973235
1972222
1971216
1970203
1969195
1968183
1967176
1966165
1965157
1964141
1963135
1962123
1961121
1960115
1959111
1958112
1957116
1956123
1955125
1954122
1953121
1952120
1951117
1950107
194998
194891
194786
194679
194574
194473
194372
194272
194166
194062
193957
193853
193752
193651
193552
193450
193354
193255
193159
193068
192978
192884
192790
192696
1925106
1924125
1923129
1922136
1921136
1920147
1919145
1918153
1917168
1916160
1915157
1914172
1913177
1912174
1911198
1910193

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey984
Florida1198
Texas1383
California1453

Even more about Don


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Don a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Don?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1934
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Don
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 45,585
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +36

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