Donald

Donald - A very unique male name



  Jun 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Donald, meaning proud chief, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #44. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Donald and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Donald? 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 Donald. The baby boy name Donald was given to 677 baby boys in 2012, ranking #407 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,424 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Donald peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 6.



Famous with this name

Donald Sutherland
Donald Gibb
Donald Pleasence


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Donald is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Donald is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #235 - and is the least popular in Arizona at position #690.

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 Donald is where you live.


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Donald origin and meaning

Donald is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means proud chief. To see famous people named Donald, pop culture references for the name Donald and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Donald

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

Donaldo / Donold / Donnald /

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
2012407
2011377
2010376
2009362
2008330
2007319
2006305
2005288
2004264
2003251
2002252
2001230
2000217
1999192
1998180
1997173
1996158
1995154
1994132
1993118
1992110
1991102
199087
198982
198875
198770
198671
198566
198463
198360
198258
198156
198053
197951
197848
197746
197647
197542
197441
197339
197236
197134
197030
196930
196829
196727
196627
196526
196425
196325
196223
196122
196019
195919
195818
195715
195614
195514
195414
195314
195213
195115
195014
194913
194814
194713
194613
194512
194411
194311
194210
194110
19409
19398
19387
19377
19367
19357
19346
19337
19327
19317
19307
19297
19287
19278
19269
192510
192410
192310
192212
192113
192016
191917
191818
191720
191620
191520
191423
191325
191227
191135
191044

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana235
Mississippi258
Michigan260
Pennsylvania271
Ohio273
Maryland275
Kentucky286
Alabama289
West Virginia298
Massachusetts307
Georgia316
Tennessee318
Wisconsin321
Nebraska358
Illinois362
Virginia368
Kansas373
Missouri398
Connecticut413
New Jersey420
Florida421
Indiana426
Washington433
North Carolina448
Arkansas452
Minnesota473
New York494
Colorado507
Oklahoma515
California541
Texas559
Utah637
South Carolina654
Arizona690

Even more about Donald


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 Donald 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 Donald?

2 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 Donald
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,424
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +677

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