First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Donaghy

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

A is for aspirations, many to be attained

G is for great, that describes you.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons With the Last Name Donaghy

Siobhán Donaghy is a pop music, alternative rock, and experimental music singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Siobhán was given the name Siobhán Emma Donaghy on June 14th, 1984 in London, England.


Tim was born on January 7th, 1967 in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Tim is also known as Donaghy and Timothy.


Mal Donaghy is a soccer player for the Larne F.C., Luton Town F.C., Manchester United F.C., Chelsea F.C., and Northern Ireland national football team. Mal was born on September 13th, 1957 in Belfast.


Kieran Donaghy is a football player for the Austin Stacks GAA. He was most prominent from 2001 to 2001. Kieran was born on March 1st, 1983 in Ireland.



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Popularity of Donaghy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Donaghy U.S.
  White 94.79% 64.26%
  African American 0.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Donaghy

People with the last name Donaghy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Donaghy

  • How Popular is the name Donaghy? As a last name Donaghy was the 15,669th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Donaghy? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Donaghy was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Donaghy: Your name in reverse order is Yhganod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ghdnaoy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Donaghy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,863 people with the last name Donaghy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Donaghy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Donaghy as their last name since less than 1 person in 159k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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