US Popularity:3605
Other Origin(s):Latin, Scottish
Meaning:Lady; Ruler of the world
Donna as a girl's name is of Italian origin meaning "lady." The original meaning is closer to "lady of the home." It is a title of respect equivalent to Don for men and also finds its roots in the Scottish Donald, meaning "ruler of the world." The name Donna was at the height of its popularity during the 1950s and 1960s when it climbed to as high as 14 in the United States baby charts. This could coincide with the influx of Italian migrants who moved from Italy to the United States in search of a better life. Since then, it appears those with Italian roots have opted for different names which have led Donna to slip well out of the top 1,000 charts. Perhaps it’s time to bring this Italian classic back?

Donna Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Donna is currently #1713 on The Bump
Girl:Donna is currently #1223 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Donna is currently #3605 in U.S. births
Girl:Donna is currently #1978 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 25
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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