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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Dona mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Dona

"Dona" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Lady. Respectful title and female equivalent of Don". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Do"ña
Lady; mistress; madam; -- a title of respect used in Spain, prefixed to the Christian name of a lady.

Etymology: Sp. doña. See Duenna

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman ("Dona Marguerita")

Notable Persons Named Dona

Doña Manuela Sáenz was a revolutionary and spy. Doña was born on December 27th, 1797 in Quito, Viceroyalty of New Granada. She breathed her last breath on November 23rd, 1856.

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Dona Drake was an actress, singer, and dancer. She was most prominent from 1933 to 1933. Dona was given the name Eunice Westmoreland on November 15th, 1914 in Miami, Florida, U.S. Dona is also known as Rita Rio, Una Velon, Rita Shaw, Westmoreland, and Eunice. She left this life on June 20th, 1989.

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Dona Ganguly is a dancer. Dona was given the name Dona Roy on August 22nd, 1976 in Behala.

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Dona was born in 1968 in Rome. Dona is also known as Donata.

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Dona Branca is a criminal. Dona is also known as Dona Branca.

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She holds the title Queen of Kandy and List of Kandyan monarchs. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1581 to 1581.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dona

Cristina Donà is a folk music, rock music, and pop music singer-songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 1991. Cristina was born on September 23rd, 1967.

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Alice was born on February 17th, 1946.

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Jimmy Doña is an athlete for the Philippines national football team. Jimmy was born on May 10th, 1978.

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Dona is an athlete for the FC Barcelona (beach soccer).

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Francisco Jesus Donaire Dona is an athlete for the S.C. Braga (beach soccer).

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How popular is the baby name Dona in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 18 0
1881 24 24 0
1882 28 28 0
1883 30 30 0
1884 34 34 0
1885 43 43 0
1886 31 31 0
1887 41 41 0
1888 46 46 0
1889 44 44 0
1890 52 52 0
1891 47 47 0
1892 52 52 0
1893 36 36 0
1894 45 45 0
1895 44 44 0
1896 35 35 0
1897 46 46 0
1898 59 59 0
1899 43 43 0
1900 46 46 0
1901 45 45 0
1902 60 60 0
1903 37 37 0
1904 50 50 0
1905 51 51 0
1906 38 38 0
1907 44 44 0
1908 32 32 0
1909 40 40 0
1910 46 41 5
1911 47 47 0
1912 51 51 0
1913 49 49 0
1914 62 62 0
1915 79 79 0
1916 104 104 0
1917 107 107 0
1918 121 115 6
1919 110 102 8
1920 114 114 0
1921 144 135 9
1922 161 161 0
1923 188 181 7
1924 179 179 0
1925 218 212 6
1926 295 288 7
1927 386 376 10
1928 393 381 12
1929 363 363 0
1930 409 401 8
1931 422 412 10
1932 429 424 5
1933 417 411 6
1934 353 348 5
1935 287 287 0
1936 303 303 0
1937 292 286 6
1938 292 287 5
1939 259 259 0
1940 267 267 0
1941 297 297 0
1942 354 354 0
1943 397 397 0
1944 359 354 5
1945 289 289 0
1946 359 359 0
1947 394 389 5
1948 375 370 5
1949 344 344 0
1950 378 378 0
1951 427 418 9
1952 369 369 0
1953 404 404 0
1954 492 487 5
1955 418 418 0
1956 425 418 7
1957 350 344 6
1958 331 331 0
1959 349 343 6
1960 310 310 0
1961 291 291 0
1962 281 281 0
1963 250 243 7
1964 248 248 0
1965 197 197 0
1966 201 201 0
1967 173 173 0
1968 151 151 0
1969 153 153 0
1970 151 151 0
1971 117 117 0
1972 101 101 0
1973 93 93 0
1974 74 74 0
1975 60 60 0
1976 50 50 0
1977 54 54 0
1978 48 48 0
1979 44 44 0
1980 57 57 0
1981 31 31 0
1982 44 39 5
1983 32 32 0
1984 27 27 0
1985 31 31 0
1986 23 23 0
1987 25 25 0
1988 29 29 0
1989 30 30 0
1990 28 28 0
1991 28 28 0
1992 27 27 0
1993 13 13 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 13 13 0
1996 12 12 0
1997 18 18 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 17 17 0
2000 8 8 0
2001 16 16 0
2002 9 9 0
2003 13 13 0
2004 11 11 0
2005 6 6 0
2006 9 9 0
2007 10 10 0
2008 8 8 0
2009 7 7 0
2010 13 13 0
2012 10 10 0
2013 10 10 0
2014 9 9 0
2016 8 8 0
2017 7 7 0

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Popularity of Dona as a first name

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Popularity of Dona as a last name

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Common last names for Dona

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dona U.S.
  White 47.71% 64.26%
  African American 3.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 19.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 26.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dona

People with the last name Dona are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Dona

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  • How Popular is the name Dona? Dona is the 1,720th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dona was the 29,309th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,016 babies born with the first name Dona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dona to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Dona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dona is Thursday, December 9th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Dona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dona was in 1954 with a total of 487 babies.
  • Random Dona Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dona ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 13 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Dona: Your name in reverse order is Anod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dnao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dona? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 807 people with the last name Dona.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dona? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dona as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.