Meaning:Descendant of Domhnall; Ruler of the world
Donnell is a gender-neutral name of Scottish origin, from the surname O’Donnell, meaning “descendent of Domhnall.” Domhnall is an Old Celtic name with the lofty endearment, “ruler of the world,” so Donnell will be a fitting crown for the new ruler of your heart. Related to Donald, Donnell flows with its smooth “ell” ending and steps away from certain infamous brands that share the title. Donnell and O’Donnell are still popular surnames in Scotland and Ireland today, so naming baby Donnell ties them closely to their roots.
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