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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Donan

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dandy, a description of you!

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Donan

Hollie was born on June 24th, 1928 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States. He left this life on March 4th, 2014.


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Popularity of Donan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Donan U.S.
  White 28.74% 64.26%
  African American 10.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 55.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Donan

People with the last name Donan are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Donan

  • How Popular is the name Donan? As a last name Donan was the 49,824th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Donan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Donan is Wednesday, March 5th, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Donan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Donan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Donan: Your name in reverse order is Nanod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nadno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Donan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 421 people with the last name Donan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Donan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Donan as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Donans Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Donan born May 25, 1981

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 Hungary approximately on 1375. 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. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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