Donna

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See also: donna, dónna, dònna, and Dønna

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A 19th-century invention from the Italian noun donna; also interpreted as a feminine form of Donald.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɒnə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɑnə/, /ˈdänːə/
  • Rhymes: -ɒnə
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Proper noun[edit]

Donna

  1. A female given name from Italian.
    • 1914 Mary McNeil Fenollosa, Ariadne of Allan Water, Burt, 1914, page 30:
      "Did you ever know a lady named Miss May-rant? With a funny sort of first name, like Donna? Yes, that is it - Miss Donna May-rant."
    • 1958 Ritchie Valens Donna ( a song) :
      I had a girl / Donna was her name. / Since she left me / I've never been the same.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Popular in the U.S.A. in the 1940s and the 1950s, and in the U.K. in the 1970s and the 1980s.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian Donna.

Proper noun[edit]

Donna (plural Donnas)

  1. A surname, from Italian​.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Donna is the 36246th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 618 individuals. Donna is most common among White (81.88%) individuals.

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Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Donna, from Italian donna.

Proper noun[edit]

Donna

  1. a female given name from English

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun[edit]

Donna ?

  1. A matronymic surname, from given names​.

Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Donna

  1. thunder

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