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First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Ruler of the world

First name variations: Donn, Donnie, Donny, Donaldson, Donne, Donghal, Donal, Donley, Donnally, Donnell, Donald

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish: Aberdeenshire surname, presumably a topographic name referring to the River Don, although according to Black, it may be a variant of Dunn.
  2. Italian: in northern Italy (Venetia), from the personal name Dono, a shortening of dono di Dio ‘gift of God’; in the south, it is probably from the honorific title don, meaning ‘master’.
  3. French: from the personal name Dodo(ne).
  4. Spanish: unexplained; perhaps from the term of address don ‘mister’ (Latin dominus), in the patronymic form De Don, or perhaps a habitational name from a hypothetical place so called
  5. Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Donát (see Donath).
  6. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Don, a variant of Dan.
  7. Vietnamese ({D-}ôn): unexplained.

Famous people with this first name: Don Johnson

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