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Boy Name: Donnell

Name: Donnell
Pronunciation: \d(o)-nne-ll\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Donnell's also a girl name)
Meaning: world mighty; brown-haired fighter
Origin: Scottish
Related Names: Donald
Sounds Like: Dannel, Danell
Variant forms: Donal, Donell, Donnel, Donnelly
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 681
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3974


Donnell \d(o)-nne-ll\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Donnell), is pronounced DAHN-el, don-NEL. It is of Scottish and Irish origin, and the meaning of Donnell is "world mighty; brown-haired fighter". Also used as a variant of Donald.

Donnell has 4 variant forms: Donal, Donell, Donnel and Donnelly.

For more information, see also the related name Donald.

Baby names that sound like Donnell are Dannel and Danell.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Donnell.


Donnell is a somewhat popular first name for men (#681 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3974 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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