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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #420 most popular

What does the name "Don" mean?

Don (English): World Leader, Man

The name "Don" is of English origin and it means "World Leader, Man". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 132 other names that are similar to this one.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dno". 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 "Don" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Don? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 167,699 babies born with the name Don in the United States. That's more than enough Dons to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 34 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Don" was in 1946 with a total of 4,111 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dons)

According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Don" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 51 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1944. Across the entire United States a total of 3,604 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Don popular?

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

Celebrities named Don

Don Johnson

Don Johnson is an actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1969 to present. Don was born in 1949 as Donnie Wayne Johnson in Flat Creek, Missouri, U.S.


Don Omar

Don Omar is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Don was born in 1978 as William Omar Landron Rivera in Santurce, Puerto Rico.


Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle is an actor, producer, and author with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1984 to present. Don was born in 1964 as Donald Frank Cheadle, Jr. in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.


Don Rickles

Don Rickles is a comedian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1948 to present. Don was born in 1926 as Donald Jay Rickles in Queens, New York City, New York, United States.


Don Knotts

Don Knotts is an actor, comedian, and inventor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1953 to 2006. Don was born in 1924 as Jesse Donald Knotts in Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.


Don Henley

Don Henley is a singer, lyricist, and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1970 to present. Don was born in 1947 as Donald Hugh Henley in Gilmer, Texas, United States.


Past life for Don born Nov 7, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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