Pronunciation: \d(on)-nelly, donn(el)-ly\
Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: world mighty; brown-haired fighter
Sounds Like: Donnel, Donell
Similar Names: Connell, Dontell, Lonnell, Ronnell
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1312
Donnelly \d(on)-nelly, donn(el)-ly\ as a boy's name is a variant of Donnell (Scottish, Irish), and the meaning of Donnelly is "world mighty; brown-haired fighter".
The baby name Donnelly sounds like Donnel and Donell. Other similar baby names are Connell, Dontell, Lonnell and Ronnell.
Donnelly is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1312 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)