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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Donnel

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dandy, a description of you!

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Notable Persons Named Donnel

Donnel Pumphrey is a football player. Donnel was born on December 6th, 1994 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Donnel Thompson is an athlete for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts. His career lasted from 2000 to 2003. Donnel was born on February 17th, 1978 in Madison, Wisconsin. Donnel is also known as Thompson and Donnel A..

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1922 5 0 5
1923 6 0 6
1925 5 0 5
1927 5 0 5
1928 8 0 8
1933 10 0 10
1934 6 0 6
1935 7 0 7
1936 9 0 9
1937 11 0 11
1938 11 0 11
1940 6 0 6
1941 9 0 9
1942 8 0 8
1943 8 0 8
1944 7 0 7
1945 9 0 9
1946 6 0 6
1950 8 0 8
1951 7 0 7
1952 9 0 9
1954 13 0 13
1955 10 0 10
1957 9 0 9
1958 15 0 15
1959 11 0 11
1960 20 9 11
1961 19 5 14
1962 8 0 8
1963 14 5 9
1964 17 0 17
1965 10 0 10
1966 19 6 13
1967 11 0 11
1968 25 7 18
1969 7 0 7
1970 8 0 8
1971 21 5 16
1972 21 5 16
1973 10 0 10
1974 19 0 19
1975 14 0 14
1976 15 0 15
1977 5 0 5
1978 17 0 17
1979 10 0 10
1980 25 5 20
1981 12 0 12
1982 19 0 19
1983 15 0 15
1984 11 0 11
1985 9 0 9
1986 6 0 6
1987 14 0 14
1988 8 0 8
1989 13 0 13
1990 12 0 12
1991 10 0 10
1992 13 0 13
1993 8 0 8
1994 12 0 12
1995 8 0 8
1996 9 0 9
1997 14 0 14
1998 7 0 7
1999 5 0 5
2000 7 0 7
2002 8 0 8
2003 5 0 5
2004 6 0 6
2005 5 0 5
2007 7 0 7
2009 8 0 8
2010 5 0 5
2011 5 0 5
2012 6 0 6
2013 10 0 10
2014 7 0 7
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Donnel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Donnel U.S.
  White 82.07% 64.26%
  African American 6.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Donnel

People with the last name Donnel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Donnel

  • How Popular is the name Donnel? Donnel is the 11,951st most popular name of all time. As a last name Donnel was the 76,533rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Donnel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 822 babies born with the first name Donnel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Donnel to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donnel? 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 Donnel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donnel is Friday, June 24th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Donnel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donnel was in 1980 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Donnel Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Donnel is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Donnel: Your name in reverse order is Lennod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elndno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Donnel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 251 people with the last name Donnel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Donnel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Donnel as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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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