Infographic of Donald name meaning, which is “The ruler of the world,” from the Gaelic Domhnall.
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Donald Name Popularity

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

  • In 2018 Donald was the 520th most popular boys name, representing 0.0352% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Donald has been the 15th most popular boys name, representing 0.9391% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 44 833 0.2366%
1911 35 1,267 0.3402%
1912 27 2,861 0.5673%
1913 25 3,689 0.6506%
1914 23 4,830 0.6931%
1915 20 7,110 0.7826%
1916 20 7,734 0.8006%
1917 20 8,729 0.8725%
1918 18 9,970 0.929%
1919 17 9,903 0.9457%
1920 16 11,941 1.074%
1921 13 13,776 1.2031%
1922 12 14,915 1.3388%
1923 10 16,436 1.4675%
1924 10 17,927 1.5438%
1925 10 19,193 1.6981%
1926 9 20,908 1.9009%
1927 8 23,841 2.1538%
1928 7 25,698 2.4018%
1929 7 27,186 2.6246%
1930 7 29,046 2.7806%
1931 7 29,104 2.9488%
1932 7 29,778 3.0141%
1933 7 28,435 3.0521%
1934 6 30,407 3.1454%
1935 7 29,658 3.0519%
1936 7 28,635 2.9726%
1937 7 27,866 2.8279%
1938 7 26,664 2.6046%
1939 8 24,055 2.3648%
1940 9 23,104 2.1737%
1941 10 22,628 2.0105%
1942 10 23,951 1.8967%
1943 11 24,412 1.87%
1944 11 23,462 1.8931%
1945 12 22,135 1.815%
1946 13 26,260 1.7797%
1947 13 28,255 1.6927%
1948 14 26,442 1.6564%
1949 13 27,106 1.685%
1950 14 26,998 1.6768%
1951 15 27,918 1.6466%
1952 13 28,288 1.6206%
1953 14 28,338 1.6012%
1954 14 29,268 1.6011%
1955 14 27,715 1.5068%
1956 14 28,202 1.4932%
1957 15 27,859 1.4478%
1958 18 25,000 1.3228%
1959 19 23,867 1.2562%
1960 19 22,731 1.1997%
1961 22 21,401 1.1336%
1962 23 20,422 1.1124%
1963 25 18,907 1.0533%
1964 25 18,056 1.0258%
1965 26 16,040 0.9809%
1966 27 14,723 0.943%
1967 27 14,225 0.9374%
1968 29 13,368 0.8903%
1969 30 12,778 0.8294%
1970 30 12,404 0.7794%
1971 34 10,871 0.7234%
1972 36 9,264 0.6802%
1973 39 8,367 0.6454%
1974 41 7,760 0.597%
1975 42 7,198 0.5601%
1976 47 6,799 0.5275%
1977 46 6,867 0.5094%
1978 48 6,425 0.4779%
1979 51 6,513 0.4619%
1980 53 6,269 0.4288%
1981 56 5,913 0.4023%
1982 58 5,715 0.3824%
1983 60 5,327 0.361%
1984 63 5,064 0.3404%
1985 66 4,748 0.3128%
1986 71 4,657 0.3085%
1987 70 4,498 0.2948%
1988 75 4,317 0.277%
1989 82 4,324 0.268%
1990 87 4,169 0.2515%
1991 102 3,648 0.2238%
1992 110 3,262 0.2044%
1993 118 2,991 0.1918%
1994 132 2,646 0.1724%
1995 155 2,240 0.1486%
1996 158 2,174 0.1452%
1997 173 1,949 0.1318%
1998 180 1,841 0.123%
1999 192 1,726 0.1153%
2000 217 1,590 0.1041%
2001 230 1,447 0.096%
2002 252 1,274 0.085%
2003 252 1,290 0.0848%
2004 264 1,218 0.0799%
2005 288 1,132 0.074%
2006 304 1,062 0.0678%
2007 319 976 0.0619%
2008 330 974 0.063%
2009 362 810 0.0542%
2010 375 733 0.0509%
2011 375 748 0.0525%
2012 405 682 0.0479%
2013 411 675 0.0474%
2014 416 697 0.0478%
2015 431 665 0.0457%
2016 486 574 0.0398%
2017 476 561 0.0402%
2018 520 484 0.0352%

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Data via SSA.gov.


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Donnell

World mighty; brown-haired fighter

Scottish

#1,879 (0.0016%)  

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Siblings of Donald

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Treasure

English

#783 (0.0199%)  
Marqui

Nobleman; lord of the borderlands

French

2 Comments

  1. We named Donald IV after his dad, my husband Donald III, his father, Donald Jr. & his dad Donald Sr.

  2. Love the name Donald. His uncle was a lost soldier that was never found.


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