Mcdonald

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mcdonald

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from New Jersey, United States says the name Mcdonald means "Gift of the Earth" and is of Irish origin.
  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Mcdonald is of Scottish origin and means "A patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- 'world' + val- 'might', 'rule'.".
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Wiktionary

A common spelling variant of MacDonald, from Scottish Gaelic Mac Dhòmhnaill, equivalent to "son of Donald".

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Mcdonald

McDonald Mariga is a soccer player for the U.S. Latina Calcio, Tusker F.C., Kenya Pipeline F.C., Enköpings SK, Helsingborgs IF, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Inter Milan, Real Sociedad, and Kenya national football team. McDonald was born on April 4th, 1987 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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McDonald was born on December 8th, 1920 in Trinidad. McDonald is also known as Bailey and Emmanuel McDonald. He breathed his last breath on December 4th, 2013.

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Mcdonald was born in 1798. He left this life in 1842.

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Mcdonald was born on September 11th, 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mcdonald

David Tennant is an actor, voice acting, narrative, voice actor, and narrator. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. David was given the name David John McDonald by his parent Sandy McDonald (minister) on April 18th, 1971 in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.

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Richard McDonald was an entrepreneurship and entrepreneur. Richard was given the name Richard James McDonald on February 16th, 1909 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Richard is also known as Dick McDonald II and Mac McDonald. They left this life on July 14th, 1998.

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Josephine Baker was a dancer, singer, actress, civil rights activist, and spy. She was most prominent from 1921 to present. Josephine was given the name Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3rd, 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. She breathed her last breath on April 12th, 1975.

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Audra McDonald is an actress and singer. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Audra was given the name Audra Ann McDonald on July 3rd, 1970 in West Berlin.

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Michael McDonald is a pop music, rock music, funk, and blue-eyed soul musician. They hold the title This Is It. They have had major accomplishments since 1974. Michael was born on February 12th, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Ronald McDonald is a clown mascot for the mcdonald's fast food chain and mcdonald's.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 9 0 9
1914 10 0 10
1915 10 0 10
1916 9 0 9
1917 15 0 15
1918 19 0 19
1919 9 0 9
1920 13 0 13
1921 18 0 18
1922 8 0 8
1923 17 0 17
1924 8 0 8
1925 6 0 6
1926 12 0 12
1927 9 0 9
1928 9 0 9
1929 9 0 9
1930 8 0 8
1931 9 0 9
1932 18 0 18
1933 8 0 8
1934 10 0 10
1935 10 0 10
1936 9 0 9
1937 15 0 15
1938 10 0 10
1939 8 0 8
1940 13 0 13
1941 8 0 8
1942 8 0 8
1943 8 0 8
1944 12 0 12
1945 10 0 10
1947 14 0 14
1948 11 0 11
1949 12 0 12
1950 12 0 12
1951 14 0 14
1952 15 0 15
1953 15 0 15
1954 7 0 7
1955 15 0 15
1956 10 0 10
1957 7 0 7
1958 14 0 14
1959 9 0 9
1960 10 0 10
1962 9 0 9
1963 7 0 7
1964 6 0 6
1965 6 0 6
1966 7 0 7
1967 7 0 7
1968 5 0 5
1969 6 0 6
1970 6 0 6
1971 5 0 5
1973 6 0 6
1975 6 0 6
1986 5 0 5
2000 5 0 5

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Popularity of Mcdonald as a last name

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Common last names for Mcdonald

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Moore

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mcdonald U.S.
  White 76.65% 64.26%
  African American 17.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mcdonald

People with the last name Mcdonald are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Mcdonald

  • How Popular is the name Mcdonald? Mcdonald is the 14,484th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mcdonald was the 143rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mcdonald have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 605 babies born with the first name Mcdonald in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mcdonald 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 Mcdonald? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Mcdonald first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mcdonald is Thursday, June 19th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Mcdonald born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mcdonald was in 1918 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Mcdonald Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mcdonald is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Mcdonald: Your name in reverse order is Dlanodcm. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odanldmc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mcdonald? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 180,497 people with the last name Mcdonald.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mcdonald? Mcdonald was ranked as the 143rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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