Donna

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See also: donna, dónna, dònna, and Dønna

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Donna

  1. A female given name.
    • 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.

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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.

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Noun[edit]

Donna

  1. thunder

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