US Popularity:10894
Meaning:Descendant of Donnghal; Brown valor; Brown-haired chieftain
Many monikers have graced the Emerald Isle. Donnelly, a very common last name in Ireland, works just as wonderfully as a first name for both boys and girls. Drawn from the Irish name Ó Donnghaile, Donnelly mainly translates to “descendant of Donnghal.” From Donnghal, it draws the meanings of “brown valor” and “brown-haired chieftain,” beautiful reminders of the bravery symbolized by baby’s chestnut locks. Besides brunette warriors, the name Donnelly is also known for its connections to TV personalities, athletes, and cartoonists. Despite being a classic Irish last name, it’s carried by families all across the world, making it the perfect moniker to match baby’s universal appeal.

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