US Popularity:1340
Other Origin(s):Celtic, Scottish
Meaning:Ruler or king of the world; Great chief
Donald is a baby boy’s name of Gaelic, Scottish, and Celtic origin, meaning “great chief” and “ruler or king of the world.” This centuries-old name carries respect from the surname Dòmhnall, commonly used during the time of the Dalriadan in Ireland and Scotland. A born leader in their own right, baby Donald can confidently steer their way through the world, taking great pride in their accomplishments along the way.

Famous People Named Donald

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  • Donald Driver
    Football Player
  • Donald Faison
  • Donald Glover
  • Donald Rumsfeld
    Government Official
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Donald Trump
    United States President

Donald Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Donald is currently #1463 on The Bump
Boy:Donald is currently #801 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Donald is currently #1340 in U.S. births
Boy:Donald is currently #657 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 22
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Donald, January 2022

  • Name Doctor, Donald

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Donald, September 2018

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 96

  • iGENEA, Donald

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