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Gender: M Meaning of Don: "proud chief" Origin of Don: Diminutive of Donald, Scottish

Short form of Donald -- or more stylishly, Donahue or Donovan -- that's acquired a new sixties-era suaveness thanks to Mad Man Don Draper. The name also carries a Sopranos or Godfather-style double entendre.

Famous People Named Don

Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, American actor
Donald Jay "Don" Rickles, American comedian
Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts, American actor/comedian
Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson, American actor
Don "Half-Pint" Santos, American singer formerly of R&B group Immature
Donald "Don" Tallon, Australian cricketer
Donald Allan "Don" Dunstan, Australian politician

Pop Culture References for the name Don

Donald Francis "Don" Draper, main character on TV's "Mad Men"
Donald "Don" Eppes, character on TV's "Numb3rs"