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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Donnelly

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A village in Alberta, Canada.
  3. A rural city in Idaho.
  4. A city in Minnesota.

Notable Persons Named Donnelly

Donnelly Rhodes is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1956. Donnelly was given the name Donnelly Rhodes Henry on December 4th, 1937 in Winnipeg.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Donnelly

Joe Donnelly is an office holder. Joe was born on September 29th, 1955 in Massapequa, New York.


Declan Donnelly is a rapper, comedian, presenter, actor, singing, rapping, television presenter, and singer. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Declan was given the name Declan Joseph Oliver Donnelly on September 25th, 1975 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


Laura Donnelly is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Laura was born on August 20th, 1982 in Belfast.


KAWS is a in the fields of painting, graphic design, sculpture, and graffiti. KAWS was given the name Brian Donnelly in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Jamie Donnelly is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Jamie was born in 1947 in Teaneck, New Jersey.


Martin Donnelly is a racing driver for the Pro Motorsport (UK). Martin was born on March 26th, 1964 in Belfast.


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Popularity of Donnelly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Donnelly U.S.
  White 94.31% 64.26%
  African American 1.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Donnelly

People with the last name Donnelly are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Donnelly

  • How Popular is the name Donnelly? Donnelly is the 51,780th most popular name of all time. As a last name Donnelly was the 1,114th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Donnelly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38 babies born with the first name Donnelly in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donnelly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Donnelly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donnelly is Saturday, December 14th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Donnelly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donnelly was in 1922 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Donnelly: Your name in reverse order is Yllennod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nylnoeld. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Donnelly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,505 people with the last name Donnelly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Donnelly? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Donnelly 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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