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168k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Don

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: World Leader, Man
  • #420 All Time
Girls
Boys
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How popular is the name "Don" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188034034
188126026
188246046
188354054
188447047
188535035
188661061
188739039
188850050
188962062
189061061
189148048
189268068
189364064
189472072
189578078
189666066
189749049
189849049
189965065
190081081
190148048
190279079
190364064
190475075
190585085
190687087
190786581
19081070107
19091166110
19101400140
19111670167
191234210332
19133935388
19145276521
191575811747
191675511744
191777417757
19189398931
191996812956
19201,032131,019
19211,193211,172
19221,202181,184
19231,312191,293
19241,476251,451
19251,673181,655
19261,986261,960#96 boy name
19272,336332,303#90 boy name
19282,414292,385#84 boy name
19292,542252,517#78 boy name
19302,957342,923#68 boy name
19313,214403,174#59 boy name
19323,491373,454#55 boy name
19333,476223,454#54 boy name
19343,947243,923#50 boy name
19353,934213,913#51 boy name
19363,857273,830#51 boy name
19373,839253,814#51 boy name
19383,916173,899#52 boy name
19393,605213,584#56 boy name
19403,561183,543#62 boy name
19413,548153,533#66 boy name
19423,582193,563#72 boy name
19433,830153,815#72 boy name
19443,604193,585#72 boy name
19453,498153,483#74 boy name
19464,131204,111#79 boy name
19474,025224,003#86 boy name
19483,553103,543#91 boy name
19493,075143,061#98 boy name
19502,729162,713
19512,634162,618
19522,573112,562
19532,727192,708
19542,762182,744
19552,657112,646
19562,905112,894
19573,371173,354
19583,593163,577
19593,639183,621
19603,471193,452
19613,165163,149
19622,919112,908
19632,539152,524
19642,31292,303
19651,925141,911
19661,661111,650
19671,488141,474
19681,425201,405
19691,365161,349
19701,294151,279
19711,106131,093
197299114977
197390512893
197481011799
19757707763
19767309721
19777428734
19785936587
197967117654
19806078599
198166411653
19825520552
19834836477
19844710471
19854796473
19864670467
19874500450
19884618453
19893940394
19903320332
19913540354
19922985293
19933080308
19942310231
19952990299
19962330233
19971940194
19982070207
19991870187
20001930193
20011830183
20021550155
20031550155
20041400140
20051380138
20061690169
20071260126
20081330133
20091360136
20101110111
20111130113
201295095
20131250125
20141100110

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 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Don" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 46 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 3,471 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Odn". 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.

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 midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Don

Don Johnson

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

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Don Omar

Don Omar is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and actor specializing in reggaeton, latin pop, electropop, and hip hop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Don was born in 1978 as William Omar Landron Rivera in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

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Don Cheadle

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

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Don Rickles

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

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Don Knotts

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

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Don Henley

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

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Past life for Don born Dec 4, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Don

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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