Donna

Donna - A very unique female name



  Dec 07,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Donna, meaning lady, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #462. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Donna and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Donna? 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 Donna. The baby girl name Donna was given to 119 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1341 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 11,876 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Donna peaked in popularity 60 years ago in 1959 on position 5.



Famous with this name

Donna Tartt
Donna D'Errico
Donna Murphy


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Donna is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Donna is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #742 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,443.

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 Donna is where you live.


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Donna origin and meaning

Donna is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lady. To see famous people named Donna, pop culture references for the name Donna and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Donna

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

Diane / Diana / Dawn / Dana / Deanna / Dianne / Dianna / Dena / Dina / Deana /

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
20121341
20111248
2010998
20091041
2008962
20071000
2006834
2005836
2004786
2003758
2002690
2001724
2000674
1999631
1998563
1997556
1996553
1995497
1994383
1993427
1992375
1991344
1990316
1989272
1988251
1987248
1986259
1985217
1984221
1983194
1982178
1981166
1980144
1979131
1978120
1977113
197693
197585
197467
197355
197245
197138
197032
196926
196824
196719
196612
19657
19647
19636
19627
19617
19605
19595
195810
195710
195610
195510
195411
195313
195213
195112
195013
194912
194811
194710
194613
194517
194417
194317
194220
194120
194023
193920
193820
193721
193622
193523
193423
193324
193229
193132
193037
192947
192861
192770
192690
1925111
1924131
1923156
1922166
1921189
1920204
1919224
1918234
1917244
1916247
1915266
1914313
1913299
1912305
1911334
1910462

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California742
Washington865
New York1092
Ohio1136
Illinois1206
New Jersey1221
North Carolina1414
Texas1424
Florida1443

Even more about Donna


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 Donna 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Donna?

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
1959
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Donna
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 11,876
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +119

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