Donell

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
293
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Donell

"Donell" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Variant of Donald great chief". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Notable Persons Named Donell

Donell Jones is a contemporary r&b and soul music singing, songwriter, and record producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Donell was born on May 22nd, 1973.

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Donell Taylor is a basketball player for the Maroussi, Oostende, Egaleo, Erie BayHawks, Trotamundos de Carabobo, Casale Monferrato, Reyer Venezia, Washington Wizards, Idaho Stampede, and Pallacanestro Reggiana in the National Basketball League (Bulgaria). His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Donell was born on July 26th, 1982 in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Donell Nixon is a baseball player. Donell was born on December 31st, 1961 in Evergreen, Tatums Township, Columbus County, North Carolina.

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Donell was born in 1957. He passed away on March 22nd, 1996.

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Donell Dubh Ó Cathail is a harpist, possibly to a royal court, and harp. He plays Harp. Donell was born in County Cork.

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He passed away in 1380.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 8 0 8
1916 5 0 5
1917 8 0 8
1920 8 0 8
1922 12 0 12
1923 9 0 9
1924 12 0 12
1925 9 0 9
1926 18 0 18
1927 14 0 14
1928 10 0 10
1929 15 0 15
1930 14 0 14
1931 17 0 17
1932 27 5 22
1933 12 0 12
1934 31 0 31
1935 19 0 19
1936 13 0 13
1937 15 0 15
1938 24 0 24
1939 23 0 23
1940 35 5 30
1941 25 0 25
1942 19 7 12
1943 14 0 14
1944 22 0 22
1945 30 7 23
1946 35 5 30
1947 46 10 36
1948 38 6 32
1949 61 10 51
1950 55 8 47
1951 70 12 58
1952 84 12 72
1953 82 9 73
1954 93 16 77
1955 95 17 78
1956 107 15 92
1957 102 13 89
1958 82 14 68
1959 109 11 98
1960 104 16 88
1961 78 17 61
1962 92 23 69
1963 84 16 68
1964 93 13 80
1965 94 16 78
1966 90 19 71
1967 81 17 64
1968 102 24 78
1969 86 19 67
1970 80 16 64
1971 89 17 72
1972 105 16 89
1973 92 13 79
1974 96 13 83
1975 95 15 80
1976 97 10 87
1977 108 14 94
1978 101 20 81
1979 96 13 83
1980 93 12 81
1981 95 14 81
1982 83 9 74
1983 88 11 77
1984 79 12 67
1985 81 0 81
1986 79 11 68
1987 70 7 63
1988 63 0 63
1989 60 0 60
1990 80 6 74
1991 66 0 66
1992 63 0 63
1993 54 0 54
1994 52 0 52
1995 39 0 39
1996 36 0 36
1997 49 0 49
1998 40 0 40
1999 42 0 42
2000 68 0 68
2001 47 0 47
2002 46 0 46
2003 33 0 33
2004 40 0 40
2005 51 0 51
2006 48 0 48
2007 44 0 44
2008 39 0 39
2009 25 0 25
2010 37 0 37
2011 24 0 24
2012 26 0 26
2013 21 0 21
2014 27 0 27
2015 18 0 18
2016 9 0 9
2017 15 0 15

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Popularity of Donell as a first name

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Popularity of Donell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Donell U.S.
  White 72.35% 64.26%
  African American 18.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Donell

People with the last name Donell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Donell

  • What name lists does Donell rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Donell? Donell is the 3,643rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Donell was the 67,318th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Donell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,320 babies born with the first name Donell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Donell to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Donell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donell is Wednesday, May 1st, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Donell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donell was in 1959 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Donell Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Donell is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Donell: Your name in reverse order is Llenod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neldlo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Donell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 293 people with the last name Donell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Donell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Donell as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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