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Boy Name: Don

Name: Don
Pronunciation: \don\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Welsh
Related Names: Donald
Sounds Like: Ton, Dan, Deon, Dion, Den, Doan
Variant forms: Donn, Donnan, Donne, Donnie, Donny
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 135
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 12650


Don \don\ as a boy's name is pronounced dahn. It is of English origin. Short form of names beginning with Don-. Mythology: the Irish Donn was known as king of the underworld. Use of the Welsh Gaelic surname Donne as a given name may be in honor of John Donne, the 17th century poet. Donnan was a seventh-century Irish saint. Actor Don Cheadle.

Don has 5 variant forms: Donn, Donnan, Donne, Donnie and Donny.

For more information, see also the related name Donald.

Baby names that sound like Don are Ton, Dan, Deon, Dion, Den and Doan.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Don.


Don is a very popular first name for men (#135 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#12650 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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