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Donny

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13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Donny

"Donny" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Donald". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Diminutive forms with -y.

  1. A diminutive of the male given names Donald, Don and Donovan.
  2. (informal) Doncaster

Notable Persons Named Donny

Donny Osmond is a vocal music, pop rock, rhythm, blues, bubblegum pop, blue-eyed soul, comedy music, and musical theatre musician. His ongoing career started in 1963. Donny was given the name Donald Clark Osmond on December 9th, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, U.S.

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Donny Hathaway was a chicago soul, soul music, jazz, gospel music, rhythm, and blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 1979. Donny was given the name Donny Edward Hathaway on October 1st, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, US. Donny is also known as Donny Pitts. He died on January 13th, 1979.

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Donny Deutsch is a chairman of deutsch inc., deutsch inc., and chairman ofdeutsch inc. Donny was given the name Donald Jay Deutsch on November 22nd, 1957 in Hollis Hills , New York, United States.

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Donny Tourette is a glam punk and rock music musician. Donny was given the name Patrick Brannan on June 19th, 1981 in Liverpool, England.

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Donny was born on August 11th, 1966.

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Donny van de Beek is a soccer player for the AFC Ajax, Ajax Youth Academy, Jong Ajax, Netherlands national under-17 football team, and Netherlands national under-19 football team. Donny was born on April 18th, 1997 in Nijkerkerveen.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Donny

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1927 7 0 7
1928 5 0 5
1929 6 0 6
1930 16 0 16
1931 18 0 18
1932 23 0 23
1933 28 0 28
1934 36 0 36
1935 37 0 37
1936 38 0 38
1937 49 0 49
1938 63 0 63
1939 68 0 68
1940 74 0 74
1941 79 0 79
1942 95 0 95
1943 111 0 111
1944 130 0 130
1945 112 0 112
1946 165 0 165
1947 192 0 192
1948 216 0 216
1949 239 0 239
1950 211 0 211
1951 222 0 222
1952 237 0 237
1953 250 0 250
1954 277 0 277
1955 281 0 281
1956 224 0 224
1957 279 7 272
1958 290 5 285
1959 347 0 347
1960 358 0 358
1961 312 0 312
1962 299 0 299
1963 269 0 269
1964 287 0 287
1965 181 0 181
1966 195 0 195
1967 191 0 191
1968 177 0 177
1969 170 5 165
1970 150 0 150
1971 222 0 222
1972 236 0 236
1973 275 6 269
1974 232 0 232
1975 251 0 251
1976 414 0 414
1977 432 6 426
1978 307 5 302
1979 259 0 259
1980 257 0 257
1981 236 6 230
1982 202 0 202
1983 147 0 147
1984 130 0 130
1985 114 0 114
1986 102 0 102
1987 105 0 105
1988 100 0 100
1989 98 0 98
1990 115 0 115
1991 90 0 90
1992 77 0 77
1993 70 0 70
1994 57 0 57
1995 59 0 59
1996 57 0 57
1997 40 0 40
1998 53 0 53
1999 68 0 68
2000 74 0 74
2001 72 0 72
2002 69 0 69
2003 49 0 49
2004 56 0 56
2005 49 0 49
2006 58 0 58
2007 61 0 61
2008 59 0 59
2009 29 0 29
2010 35 0 35
2011 34 0 34
2012 39 0 39
2013 41 0 41
2014 42 0 42
2015 39 0 39
2016 36 0 36

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Popularity of Donny as a first name

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Popularity of Donny as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Donny

  • How Popular is the name Donny? Donny is the 2,166th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Donny have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,661 babies born with the first name Donny in the United States. That's more than enough people named Donny to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donny? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1927 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Donny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donny is Saturday, July 19th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Donny born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donny was in 1977 with a total of 426 babies.
  • Random Donny Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Donny is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Donny: Your name in reverse order is Ynnod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oydnn. How do you pronounce that?

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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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