Donal

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Donal

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  • A user from New York, United States says the name Donal is of Scottish origin and means ""World ruler"".
  • According to a user from Ireland, the name Donal is of Gaelic origin and means "From Irish Gaelic name Domhnall meaning 'Ruler of the World'".

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Wiktionary

From Old Irish Domnall.

  1. A male given name, Manx equivalent to Donald.

Notable Persons Named Donal

Donal was given the name Donal Francis Logue on February 27th, 1966 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Donal Gibson is an actor, house painter, decorator, and industrial painter. Donal was born on February 13th, 1958 in Peekskill, New York.

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Donal Skehan is a singer, television personality, and author. He has been prominent since 2006. Donal was born on June 3rd, 1986 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Donal MacIntyre is a journalist. Donal was born on January 25th, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Dónal Lunny is a folk music of ireland, celtic music, folk music, and rock music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran, Irish bouzouki, and Bodhrán. He has been prominent since 1970. Dónal was born on March 10th, 1947 in Tullamore, County Offaly, Republic of Ireland.

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Donal Donnelly was an actor. His career lasted from 1957 to 1999. Donal was born on July 6th, 1931 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK. He breathed his last breath on January 4th, 2010.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1909 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1913 13 0 13
1914 19 0 19
1915 23 0 23
1916 21 0 21
1917 23 0 23
1918 20 0 20
1919 34 0 34
1920 38 0 38
1921 67 0 67
1922 89 0 89
1923 84 0 84
1924 78 0 78
1925 70 0 70
1926 58 0 58
1927 83 0 83
1928 87 0 87
1929 80 0 80
1930 98 0 98
1931 97 0 97
1932 88 0 88
1933 78 0 78
1934 80 0 80
1935 83 0 83
1936 82 0 82
1937 68 0 68
1938 63 0 63
1939 60 0 60
1940 52 0 52
1941 61 0 61
1942 56 0 56
1943 39 0 39
1944 46 0 46
1945 40 0 40
1946 48 0 48
1947 50 0 50
1948 52 0 52
1949 59 0 59
1950 43 0 43
1951 50 0 50
1952 53 0 53
1953 45 0 45
1954 45 0 45
1955 44 0 44
1956 52 0 52
1957 47 0 47
1958 40 0 40
1959 51 0 51
1960 45 0 45
1961 46 0 46
1962 41 0 41
1963 56 0 56
1964 30 0 30
1965 39 0 39
1966 34 0 34
1967 31 0 31
1968 38 5 33
1969 23 0 23
1970 25 0 25
1971 32 0 32
1972 24 0 24
1973 14 0 14
1974 22 0 22
1975 20 0 20
1976 21 0 21
1977 12 0 12
1978 25 0 25
1979 27 0 27
1980 17 0 17
1981 14 0 14
1982 13 0 13
1983 20 0 20
1984 19 0 19
1985 13 0 13
1986 21 0 21
1987 9 0 9
1988 24 0 24
1989 16 0 16
1990 17 0 17
1991 18 0 18
1992 9 0 9
1993 16 0 16
1994 9 0 9
1995 11 0 11
1996 16 0 16
1997 14 0 14
1998 15 0 15
1999 11 0 11
2000 11 0 11
2001 9 0 9
2002 10 0 10
2003 9 0 9
2004 7 0 7
2005 12 0 12
2006 8 0 8
2007 6 0 6
2008 7 0 7
2010 5 0 5
2011 6 0 6
2014 5 0 5
2015 7 0 7
2016 5 0 5

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Popularity of Donal as a first name

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Popularity of Donal as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Donal

  • How Popular is the name Donal? Donal is the 4,595th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Donal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,681 babies born with the first name Donal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Donal to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Donal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donal is Sunday, July 11th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Donal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donal was in 1930 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Donal Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Donal is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Donal: Your name in reverse order is Lanod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dloan. How do you pronounce that?

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