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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Doney

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     Native American

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International Interest

Perhaps from Catalan dona or Spanish doña; perhaps introduced to England by sailors who had visited Spanish or Italian ports[1]

  1. (colloquial) girl, sweetheart, darling, young woman, woman

Notable Persons With the Last Name Doney

Scott Doney is an athlete for the Grand Rapids FC.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Doney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Doney U.S.
  White 77.54% 64.26%
  African American 2.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 13.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Doney

People with the last name Doney are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Doney

  • How Popular is the name Doney? Doney is the 73,804th most popular name of all time. As a last name Doney was the 11,474th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Doney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Doney in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Doney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Doney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Doney is Monday, March 13th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Doney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Doney was in 1934 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Doney: Your name in reverse order is Yenod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ynoed. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Doney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,743 people with the last name Doney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Doney? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Doney as their last name since less than 1 person in 108k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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