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168k
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since 1880

Don

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: World Leader, Man
  • #420 All Time
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244k Dana
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How popular is the name "Don" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 34 0 34
1881 26 0 26
1882 46 0 46
1883 54 0 54
1884 47 0 47
1885 35 0 35
1886 61 0 61
1887 39 0 39
1888 50 0 50
1889 62 0 62
1890 61 0 61
1891 48 0 48
1892 68 0 68
1893 64 0 64
1894 72 0 72
1895 78 0 78
1896 66 0 66
1897 49 0 49
1898 49 0 49
1899 65 0 65
1900 81 0 81
1901 48 0 48
1902 79 0 79
1903 64 0 64
1904 75 0 75
1905 85 0 85
1906 87 0 87
1907 86 5 81
1908 107 0 107
1909 116 6 110
1910 140 0 140
1911 167 0 167
1912 342 10 332
1913 393 5 388
1914 527 6 521
1915 758 11 747
1916 755 11 744
1917 774 17 757
1918 939 8 931
1919 968 12 956
1920 1,032 13 1,019
1921 1,193 21 1,172
1922 1,202 18 1,184
1923 1,312 19 1,293
1924 1,476 25 1,451
1925 1,673 18 1,655
1926 1,986 26 1,960 #96 boy name
1927 2,336 33 2,303 #90 boy name
1928 2,414 29 2,385 #84 boy name
1929 2,542 25 2,517 #78 boy name
1930 2,957 34 2,923 #68 boy name
1931 3,214 40 3,174 #59 boy name
1932 3,491 37 3,454 #55 boy name
1933 3,476 22 3,454 #54 boy name
1934 3,947 24 3,923 #50 boy name
1935 3,934 21 3,913 #51 boy name
1936 3,857 27 3,830 #51 boy name
1937 3,839 25 3,814 #51 boy name
1938 3,916 17 3,899 #52 boy name
1939 3,605 21 3,584 #56 boy name
1940 3,561 18 3,543 #62 boy name
1941 3,548 15 3,533 #66 boy name
1942 3,582 19 3,563 #72 boy name
1943 3,830 15 3,815 #72 boy name
1944 3,604 19 3,585 #72 boy name
1945 3,498 15 3,483 #74 boy name
1946 4,131 20 4,111 #79 boy name
1947 4,025 22 4,003 #86 boy name
1948 3,553 10 3,543 #91 boy name
1949 3,075 14 3,061 #98 boy name
1950 2,729 16 2,713
1951 2,634 16 2,618
1952 2,573 11 2,562
1953 2,727 19 2,708
1954 2,762 18 2,744
1955 2,657 11 2,646
1956 2,905 11 2,894
1957 3,371 17 3,354
1958 3,593 16 3,577
1959 3,639 18 3,621
1960 3,471 19 3,452
1961 3,165 16 3,149
1962 2,919 11 2,908
1963 2,539 15 2,524
1964 2,312 9 2,303
1965 1,925 14 1,911
1966 1,661 11 1,650
1967 1,488 14 1,474
1968 1,425 20 1,405
1969 1,365 16 1,349
1970 1,294 15 1,279
1971 1,106 13 1,093
1972 991 14 977
1973 905 12 893
1974 810 11 799
1975 770 7 763
1976 730 9 721
1977 742 8 734
1978 593 6 587
1979 671 17 654
1980 607 8 599
1981 664 11 653
1982 552 0 552
1983 483 6 477
1984 471 0 471
1985 479 6 473
1986 467 0 467
1987 450 0 450
1988 461 8 453
1989 394 0 394
1990 332 0 332
1991 354 0 354
1992 298 5 293
1993 308 0 308
1994 231 0 231
1995 299 0 299
1996 233 0 233
1997 194 0 194
1998 207 0 207
1999 187 0 187
2000 193 0 193
2001 183 0 183
2002 155 0 155
2003 155 0 155
2004 140 0 140
2005 138 0 138
2006 169 0 169
2007 126 0 126
2008 133 0 133
2009 136 0 136
2010 111 0 111
2011 113 0 113
2012 95 0 95
2013 125 0 125
2014 110 0 110

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Don" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 72 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 2,729 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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 new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Don" mean? The list below shows the origins of Don as well as things modernly associated with the name Don such as celebrities named Don.

English

Origin and Meaning of Don

The name "Don" is of English origin, and it means "World Leader, Man". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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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Alternative Meanings

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

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 "Don". 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.

Past life for Don born Aug 11, 2004

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 Yukon approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

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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