Infographic of Don name meaning, which is “A lord,” from the Latin dominus, a master or a lord. Also regarded as a short form of Donald.
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Don Name Popularity

How popular is the name Don? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 193 97 0.0276%
1911 198 110 0.0295%
1912 174 301 0.0597%
1913 177 345 0.0608%
1914 173 486 0.0697%
1915 157 709 0.078%
1916 160 723 0.0748%
1917 168 725 0.0725%
1918 153 901 0.084%
1919 145 938 0.0896%
1920 147 999 0.0898%
1921 136 1,153 0.1007%
1922 136 1,155 0.1037%
1923 129 1,275 0.1138%
1924 125 1,427 0.1229%
1925 106 1,637 0.1448%
1926 96 1,937 0.1761%
1927 90 2,289 0.2068%
1928 84 2,371 0.2216%
1929 78 2,497 0.2411%
1930 68 2,903 0.2779%
1931 59 3,159 0.3201%
1932 55 3,444 0.3486%
1933 54 3,446 0.3699%
1934 50 3,917 0.4052%
1935 52 3,899 0.4012%
1936 51 3,811 0.3956%
1937 52 3,799 0.3855%
1938 53 3,889 0.3799%
1939 57 3,561 0.3501%
1940 62 3,527 0.3318%
1941 66 3,518 0.3126%
1942 72 3,550 0.2811%
1943 72 3,798 0.2909%
1944 72 3,575 0.2885%
1945 74 3,470 0.2845%
1946 79 4,107 0.2783%
1947 86 3,995 0.2393%
1948 91 3,532 0.2213%
1949 98 3,048 0.1895%
1950 107 2,697 0.1675%
1951 117 2,606 0.1537%
1952 120 2,553 0.1463%
1953 121 2,703 0.1527%
1954 122 2,732 0.1495%
1955 125 2,642 0.1436%
1956 123 2,881 0.1525%
1957 116 3,345 0.1738%
1958 112 3,570 0.1889%
1959 111 3,614 0.1902%
1960 115 3,448 0.182%
1961 121 3,139 0.1663%
1962 123 2,906 0.1583%
1963 135 2,512 0.1399%
1964 141 2,284 0.1298%
1965 157 1,903 0.1164%
1966 165 1,641 0.1051%
1967 176 1,450 0.0955%
1968 183 1,383 0.0921%
1969 195 1,327 0.0861%
1970 203 1,254 0.0788%
1971 216 1,064 0.0708%
1972 222 944 0.0693%
1973 234 869 0.067%
1974 251 770 0.0592%
1975 258 737 0.0574%
1976 273 676 0.0525%
1977 269 703 0.0522%
1978 306 547 0.0407%
1979 302 621 0.044%
1980 319 562 0.0384%
1981 299 612 0.0416%
1982 343 508 0.034%
1983 365 443 0.03%
1984 374 431 0.029%
1985 382 429 0.0283%
1986 397 417 0.0276%
1987 408 413 0.0271%
1988 424 417 0.0268%
1989 471 359 0.0222%
1990 554 288 0.0174%
1991 532 315 0.0193%
1992 611 235 0.0147%
1993 577 274 0.0176%
1994 686 179 0.0117%
1995 596 252 0.0167%
1996 682 187 0.0125%
1997 823 126 0.0085%
1998 789 147 0.0098%
1999 812 141 0.0094%
2000 862 134 0.0088%
2001 890 130 0.0086%
2002 1,019 100 0.0067%
2003 989 109 0.0072%
2004 1,195 77 0.0051%
2005 1,168 83 0.0054%
2006 1,081 109 0.007%
2007 1,331 71 0.0045%
2008 1,273 79 0.0051%
2009 1,263 80 0.0054%
2010 1,461 52 0.0036%
2011 1,425 55 0.0039%
2012 1,635 36 0.0025%
2013 1,278 73 0.0051%
2014 1,299 69 0.0047%
2015 1,421 56 0.0038%
2016 1,502 47 0.0033%
2017 1,548 41 0.0029%
2018 1,451 51 0.0037%
2019 1,553 40 0.003%

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What names are variants of Don?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Donn

English

Donnan

English

Donne

English

Donnie

English

#1,827 (0.0017%)  
Donny

English


What names sound like Don?

If you like how Don sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Don.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dan

Judge; God is my judge

Hebrew

#1,438 (0.0038%)  
Den

Follower of Dionysius; son of Dennis

Greek

Deon
#1,051 (0.0085%)  
Dion

A short form of Dionysius, the god of vegetation and wine, in Greek mythology.

Greek

#1,321 (0.0048%)  
Doan

Low, rolling hills

English

Ton

Slavic


What names are similar to Don?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Donald

Great chief; world mighty

Scottish

#520 (0.0352%)  

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