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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Donley

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Alt. Meaning

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons With the Last Name Donley

Michael was born on October 4th, 1952 in Novato, California.

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Kevin was born on July 4th, 1951 in Springfield, Ohio.

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Jimmy was born on August 17th, 1929. He left this life on March 20th, 1963.

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Doug Donley is a football player. His career lasted from 1981 to 1984. Doug was born on February 6th, 1959 in Cambridge, Ohio.

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Kerry J. Donley is a Member of the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Member of the City Council of the City ofAlexandria, and Mayor of the City ofAlexandria.

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Joseph was born on October 10th, 1838 in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. He died on January 23rd, 1917.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1909 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1913 5 0 5
1917 6 0 6
1918 14 0 14
1919 6 0 6
1920 10 0 10
1921 10 0 10
1922 14 0 14
1923 13 0 13
1924 12 0 12
1925 9 0 9
1926 6 0 6
1927 10 0 10
1928 11 0 11
1929 12 0 12
1930 13 0 13
1931 12 0 12
1932 14 0 14
1933 15 0 15
1934 22 0 22
1935 10 0 10
1936 17 0 17
1937 17 0 17
1938 17 0 17
1939 9 0 9
1940 15 0 15
1941 12 0 12
1942 8 0 8
1943 11 0 11
1944 14 0 14
1945 9 0 9
1946 13 0 13
1947 8 0 8
1948 12 0 12
1949 14 0 14
1950 10 0 10
1951 15 0 15
1952 8 0 8
1953 14 0 14
1954 5 0 5
1955 11 0 11
1956 5 0 5
1957 7 0 7
1958 7 0 7
1959 8 0 8
1961 10 0 10
1962 9 0 9
1963 5 0 5
1964 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1975 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1983 5 0 5
1984 5 0 5
1994 5 0 5

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Popularity of Donley as a last name

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Common last names for Donley

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Donley U.S.
  White 86.60% 64.26%
  African American 8.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Donley

People with the last name Donley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Donley

  • How Popular is the name Donley? Donley is the 15,132nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Donley was the 4,675th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Donley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 564 babies born with the first name Donley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Donley to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donley? 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 Donley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donley is Saturday, December 9th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Donley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donley was in 1934 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Donley Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Donley is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Donley: Your name in reverse order is Yelnod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edylon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Donley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,589 people with the last name Donley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Donley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Donley as their last name.

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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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