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833k
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Donna

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Lady, Woman
  • #56 All Time
Girls
Boys

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 17 17 0
1881 15 15 0
1882 19 19 0
1883 21 21 0
1884 22 22 0
1885 26 26 0
1886 29 29 0
1887 39 39 0
1888 37 37 0
1889 41 41 0
1890 33 33 0
1891 37 37 0
1892 43 43 0
1893 42 42 0
1894 44 44 0
1895 44 44 0
1896 40 40 0
1897 53 53 0
1898 52 52 0
1899 52 52 0
1900 81 81 0
1901 53 53 0
1902 55 55 0
1903 78 78 0
1904 61 61 0
1905 59 59 0
1906 84 84 0
1907 100 100 0
1908 98 98 0
1909 123 123 0
1910 107 107 0
1911 149 149 0
1912 227 227 0
1913 267 267 0
1914 283 283 0
1915 483 483 0
1916 606 606 0
1917 652 652 0
1918 746 746 0
1919 774 774 0
1920 959 959 0
1921 1,112 1,112 0
1922 1,349 1,349 0
1923 1,578 1,578 0
1924 2,135 2,125 10
1925 2,434 2,429 5
1926 3,017 3,009 8 #90 girl name
1927 4,000 3,991 9 #70 girl name
1928 4,480 4,466 14 #61 girl name
1929 5,155 5,138 17 #47 girl name
1930 6,001 5,980 21 #37 girl name
1931 6,621 6,597 24 #32 girl name
1932 7,396 7,364 32 #29 girl name
1933 7,390 7,359 31 #24 girl name
1934 7,902 7,866 36 #23 girl name
1935 7,823 7,791 32 #23 girl name
1936 7,967 7,931 36 #22 girl name
1937 8,922 8,884 38 #21 girl name
1938 9,729 9,696 33 #20 girl name
1939 9,401 9,369 32 #20 girl name
1940 9,276 9,229 47 #23 girl name
1941 10,493 10,446 47 #20 girl name
1942 13,034 12,984 50 #20 girl name
1943 14,956 14,914 42 #17 girl name
1944 15,224 15,173 51 #17 girl name
1945 15,442 15,397 45 #17 girl name
1946 19,821 19,767 54 #13 girl name
1947 23,563 23,519 44 #10 girl name
1948 22,080 22,034 46 #11 girl name
1949 22,098 22,053 45 #12 girl name
1950 21,667 21,630 37 #13 girl name
1951 24,104 24,070 34 #12 girl name
1952 23,751 23,716 35 #13 girl name
1953 24,273 24,221 52 #13 girl name
1954 27,476 27,431 45 #11 girl name
1955 27,993 27,938 55 #10 girl name
1956 29,907 29,844 63 #10 girl name
1957 28,108 28,049 59 #10 girl name
1958 26,998 26,944 54 #10 girl name
1959 36,532 36,462 70 #5 girl name
1960 34,211 34,133 78 #5 girl name
1961 28,740 28,664 76 #7 girl name
1962 25,795 25,724 71 #7 girl name
1963 25,467 25,399 68 #6 girl name
1964 23,863 23,812 51 #7 girl name
1965 19,748 19,697 51 #7 girl name
1966 17,078 17,029 49 #12 girl name
1967 14,838 14,784 54 #19 girl name
1968 12,804 12,757 47 #24 girl name
1969 11,480 11,451 29 #26 girl name
1970 10,005 9,970 35 #32 girl name
1971 8,045 8,011 34 #38 girl name
1972 6,306 6,266 40 #45 girl name
1973 5,080 5,060 20 #55 girl name
1974 4,376 4,354 22 #67 girl name
1975 3,441 3,424 17 #85 girl name
1976 3,045 3,032 13 #93 girl name
1977 2,595 2,583 12
1978 2,477 2,462 15
1979 2,208 2,198 10
1980 2,015 2,010 5
1981 1,709 1,700 9
1982 1,538 1,527 11
1983 1,389 1,378 11
1984 1,185 1,180 5
1985 1,195 1,190 5
1986 997 990 7
1987 1,030 1,030 0
1988 1,051 1,039 12
1989 1,000 992 8
1990 869 861 8
1991 739 739 0
1992 680 680 0
1993 587 581 6
1994 662 662 0
1995 493 493 0
1996 420 420 0
1997 422 422 0
1998 433 433 0
1999 373 373 0
2000 369 369 0
2001 355 355 0
2002 375 375 0
2003 323 323 0
2004 331 331 0
2005 305 305 0
2006 325 325 0
2007 259 259 0
2008 277 277 0
2009 261 261 0
2010 256 256 0
2011 199 199 0
2012 187 187 0
2013 173 173 0
2014 161 161 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Donna" ranks #92 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 42 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of 2,208 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 Donna popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Donna

The name "Donna" is of Latin origin, and it means "Lady, Woman". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Donna Summer

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

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Donna Douglas

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

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Donna Karan

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

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Donna Reed

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

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Donna Dixon

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

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Donna Mills

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

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Alternative Meanings

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Annod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oannd". 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 Donna born Sep 7, 1958

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 Ireland approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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