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Girl Name: Donna

Name: Donna
Pronunciation: \d(on)-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: lady
Origin: Italian
Related Names: Stevonna
Sounds Like: Danna, Donnay, Deonna, Dionna, Denna
Variant forms: Dahna, Dahnya, Dona, Donalie, Donella, Donelle, Donetta, Donia, Donica, Donielle, Donisha, Donita, Donnalee, Donnalyn, Donna-Marie, Donnell, Donnella, Donnelle, Donni, Donnica, Donnie, Donnisse, Donny, Donya, Ladonna
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 17
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 38173

Description

Donna \d(on)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced DAH-nah. It is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Donna is "lady". The original meaning is closer to "lady of the home". A title of respect, equivalent to Don for men. Modern use dates from the 1920s. See also Madonna. Actress Donna Reed; swimming champion Donna Devarona; fashion designer Donna Karan; singer Donna Summer.

Donna has 25 variant forms: Dahna, Dahnya, Dona, Donalie, Donella, Donelle, Donetta, Donia, Donica, Donielle, Donisha, Donita, Donnalee, Donnalyn, Donna-Marie, Donnell, Donnella, Donnelle, Donni, Donnica, Donnie, Donnisse, Donny, Donya and Ladonna.

For more information, see also the related name Stevonna.

Baby names that sound like Donna are Danna, Donnay, Deonna, Dionna and Denna.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Donna.

Popularity

Donna is a very popular first name for women (#17 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#38173 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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