Other Origin(s):Latin, Spanish
Meaning:Given; Gift from God
Donatus is a masculine name of Spanish and Latin origin meaning “given” or “gift from God.” This name will help reflect what a wonderful gift baby is for everyone who knows them. If you're feeling that baby is destined to be a leader, they may follow in the footsteps of Donatus the Great, who led a Christian sect in northern Africa in the early fourth century. This name is widely used in Christian circles and corresponds to the biblical name Nathan which also means “gift from God.” Additionally, this name has found particular popularity in Switzerland, and will no doubt connect them to their heritage and culture. This is possibly due to the connection the country has to Latin; Switzerland was conquered by Roman soldiers, and a version of their informal Latin is still spoken today, called Romansh. Donatus is a delightful way to honor the joy that baby will bring into the world.
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