Name
DON

Name DON

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 166,754 births of Don in the countries below, which represents an average of 1,200 births of children bearing the first name Don per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 113 births.
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Information about the first name Don

We celebrate Don on July 15th
The first name Don is listed in our categories :The first name Don has been assigned to:
99.98% to boys
0.02% to girls
The country where the first name Don is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 3 letters including 1 vowel and 2 consonants

Don in Japanese *

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Katakanaドン
Hiraganaどん
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Origin and meaning of name Don

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Latin dominus (“lord, head of household”), akin to Spanish don and Italian don; from domus (“house”). Compare dominie.
Etymology src :
  • A contraction of Middle English do on. Compare also doff, dup, dout.
Etymology (Noun) src :
Anagrams src :
  • NOD, ODN, nod
Pronunciation src :
  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɑn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɒn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn
  • Homophone: Don
Middle English
Etymology src :
  • From Old English dōn, from Proto-Germanic *dōną.
Alternative forms src :
  • donne, doyn, do, doon
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /doːn/
  • Rhymes: -oːn
Verb src :
  • don
  • To do, perform (an activity)
  • To complete, finish
  • To make, create
  • To put, place, position, raise
  • To remove, take away
  • To go or move (in a specified direction)
  • To behave (in a specified manner
  • (auxiliary) To cause (an action or state)
  • (auxiliary) Emphasises the verb that follows it
  • (auxiliary) Stands in for a verb in a dependent clause
Verb (Descendants) src :
  • Scots: dae
  • English: do
  • Northumbrian: dee
Verb (Usage notes) src :
  • As in modern English, several uses of this verb are highly idiomatic.
FR French
Etymology src :
  • From Old French don, from Latin dōnum.
Old French
Etymology src :
FR French
Noun src :
  • don m (plural dons)
  • gift, talent, knack
  • gift (present)
  • donation
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /dɔ̃/
  • Homophones: dom, dons, dont
Old French
Alternative forms src :
Noun src :
  • don m (oblique plural dons, nominative singular dons, nominative plural don)
  • gift
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /dun/
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • French: don
General
Anagrams src :
  • ond
Noun src :
  • (classifier con) don
  • Atherurus macrourus, Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine
  • Synonym: đon
ES Spanish
Etymology src :
  • From Late Latin dom (“a courtesy title for monks and abbots”), from domnus (“master, sir”), from Classical Latin dominus, from domus (“a house”), from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm (“a house”), from root Proto-Indo-European *dem- (“to build”).
Etymology src :
  • From Latin donum (“a gift”), from dō (“I give”), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃- (“to give”)
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • don m (plural dones, feminine doña, feminine plural doñas)
  • (obsolete) sir, master, lord
  • A title of respect to a man, prefixed to Christian names
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • don m (plural dones)
  • gift, present
  • gift, talent, knack
Pronunciation src :
  • Rhymes: -on
Old English
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-Germanic *dōną (“to do”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (“to make, do, place”). Cognate with Old Frisian dūa, duā, dwā (West Frisian dwaan), Old Saxon dōn, doan, duan, duon, Old Dutch duon (Dutch doen), Old High German tuon (German tun); and, outside the Germanic languages, with Ancient Greek τίθημι (títhēmi), Latin faciō, Old Irish dorat (Irish déan), Old Church Slavonic дѣти (děti).
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /doːn/
Verb (Descendants) src :
  • Middle English: don, donne, doyn, do, doon Scots: dae English: doNorthumbrian: dee
Verb (References) src :
  • Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
Scottish Gaelic
Etymology src :
  • do + an
Alternative forms src :
  • dhan
Preposition src :
  • don
  • to the (singular)
  • Chaidh i don bhùth. - She went to the shop.
  • for the (singular)
Preposition (Usage notes) src :
  • Without the definite article and in the plural the form do is used.
  • Lenites words beginning with b, c, f, g, m and p.
Vietnamese
Pronunciation src :
  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [zɔn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [jɔŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [jɔŋ˧˧]
Old Saxon
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-Germanic *dōną. Compare Old English dōn, Old Frisian dwā, dūa, duā, Old Dutch duon, Old High German tuon.
Alternative forms src :
  • doan, dūan, duon
Verb src :
  • dōn
  • to do
Verb (Descendants) src :
  • Middle Low German: dônLow German: deoen (Paderbornisch), dohn (Münsterländisch); doon
SE Swedish
Noun src :
  • don n
  • a tool, a means
Noun (Related terms) src :
  • fordon
  • skodon
Turkish
Etymology src :
  • From Ottoman Turkish طون‎ (don), from Proto-Turkic *tōn.
Etymology src :
  • From Ottoman Turkish طوڭ‎ (doñ), from Proto-Turkic *tong, *doŋ.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • don
  • underpants
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • don
  • frost
Etymology (Related terms) src :
  • donma
  • donmak
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • don
  • second-person singular imperative of donmak
IT Italian
Etymology src :
  • From a shortening of an earlier donno, from dom'no (used by Dante), from Latin domnus < dominus.
Noun src :
  • don m (inv)
  • Father (a title given to priests)
  • A title of respect to a man.
CZ Czech
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Spanish don, which is from Latin dominus (“lord”).
Anagrams src :
  • dno
Noun src :
  • don m anim
  • (in Italian environment) Originally a title of honour of the Pope, later used for all priests and later for aristocrats.
  • don Giovanni
  • Spanish noble title. [19th c.]
  • title of respect in front of Spanish given names
  • don José
  • don (maffia boss)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈdon/
  • Rhymes: -on
Noun (Related terms) src :
Irish
Etymology src :
  • From Old Irish don (“misfortune, evil”).
Etymology (Alternative forms) src :
  • do’n (superseded)
  • ’on (colloquial)
Etymology (Contraction) src :
  • don
  • Contraction of do an.
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /d̪ˠənˠ/
  • (Galway) IPA(key): /ɡənˠ/
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • don
  • misfortune
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /d̪ˠɔnˠ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /d̪ˠʌnˠ/
 

Popularity of the name Don

Number of DON births per year

Total births of Don by country

Births with the first name Don
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2018
163,635
32
FRFrance
1900 - 2018
1,369
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2017
656
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
214
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2018
193
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
157
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
140
0
ABAlberta
1990 - 2018
72
3
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
67
0
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
59
1
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
30
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2018
30
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
28
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
20
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
19
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2018
11
0
SESweden
1998 - 2019
10
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
4
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
3
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
1
0

Total births of Don by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Don
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2018
51
0
NLNetherlands
2019
28
0
BEBelgium
2019
7
0
BRBrazil
2010
5
0
ATAustria
2018
4
0
DEGermany
2018
4
0
FRFrance
2018
4
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2018
4
0
IEIreland
2019
3
0
QCQuebec
2018
1
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
1
0
DKDenmark
2018
1
0

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Personalities with the first name Don

There are 116 personalities with the first name Don


Don Knotts
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United states of america
Screenwriter Voice actor Television actor Film actor


Don Delillo
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United states of america
Screenwriter Writer Playwright Journalist Novelist Essayist


Don Ameche
(Dominic Felix Amici) src

United states of america
Stage actor Film director Television actor Film actor


Don Johnson
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United states of america
Actor Singer Songwriter Film producer Television actor Film actor


Don Rosa
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United states of america
Screenwriter Writer Comics artist


Don Siegel
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United states of america
Actor Film director Film producer


Don S. Davis
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United states of america
Actor Painter Sculptor Voice actor Television actor Film actor


Don Stark
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United states of america
Actor Singer Comedian Voice actor Film director Television actor


Don Cherry
(Donald Eugene Cherry) src

United states of america
Composer Trumpeter Jazz musician


Don Adams
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United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Voice actor Film producer Television actor Film actor



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Don
Full list of personalities with the first name Don

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Don

There are 3095 actors and actresses with the first name Don
Don Ferlazzo
Don Le
Don Klass
Don Finklea Jr.
Don Takano
Don Diablo
Don Money
Don Bottomley
Don Patterson
Don Christopher
Don Omar
Don Prentiss
Don Fulton
Don Van Meter
Don Hany
Don Henrie
Don Thai Theerathada
Don Gerron
Don Mac
Don Gervasi
Don Diego Poeder
Don Handfield
Don Whatley
Don Winston
Don Fujii
Don Austin
Don Ackerman
Don Stockam
Don Wycherley
Don May Jr.

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Don
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Don

Rankings of first name DON by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#530NL Netherlands2019
#674DK Denmark2018
#924IE Ireland2019
#928AT Austria2018
#1171BE Belgium2019
#1329DE Germany2018
#1663US United State of America2018
#2569CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#4682GB United Kingdom2018
#4995FR France2018
#7717QC Quebec2018
#7944BR Brazil2010
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name DON (female) births over the last year available in each country