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What does the name "Donna" mean?

Donna (Latin): Lady, Woman

The name "Donna" is of Latin origin and it means "Lady, Woman". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 6 other names that are similar to this one.

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Annod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Danno". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Donna" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Donna? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 832,504 babies born with the name Donna in the United States. That's more than enough Donnas to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 17 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Donna" was in 1959 with a total of 36,462 babies. (That's a lot of baby Donnas)

According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Donna" is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 54 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of only 662 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Donna popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Donna in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Donna

Donna Summer

Donna Summer is a singer, songwriter, and painter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1968 to 2012. Donna was born in 1948 as LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.


Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas is an actress, singer, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1956 to 2008. Donna was born in 1933 as Doris Smith in Pride, Louisiana, United States.


Donna Karan

Donna Karan is a fashion designer. Donna was born in 1948 as Donna Ivy Faske in Queens, New York, United States.


Donna Reed

Donna Reed is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1941 to 1985. Donna was born in 1921 as Donna Belle Mullenger in Denison, Iowa, U.S.


Donna Dixon

Donna Dixon is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1980 to 1997. Donna was born in 1957 as Donna Lynn Dixon in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.


Donna Mills

Donna Mills is an actress and television producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1966 to present. Donna was born in 1942 as Donna Jean Miller in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


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