Names Searched Right Now:

Get email updates on Donna

Gender: F Meaning of Donna: "lady" Origin of Donna: Italian

Popularity: this week.

Literally meaning "lady" in Italian, Donna was the perfect ladylike housewife mom name on The Donna Reed Show in the fifties and sixties. And there were plenty of namesakes: Donna was in the Top 10 in 1964. These days we'd be more likely to associate it with the emanciatpated clothes of Donna Karen than as a baby name.

Though it seems to have a midcentury date stamp, Donna goes back to at least the late nineteenth century, reaching the Top 100 in 1926 and the Top 20 in the 1940s. In 1960, Donna was the fifth most popular name in the United States. Off the charts now, Donna is still remebered as the subject/object of many pop songs, and via the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer,and current bestselling author Donna Tartt.

People who like Donna also like:

Ecaterina   German   Isabell   Lafe   Maksim   Marciano   Matz   Mike   Newman   Nimrod   Tane   Tinka   Wales   Wash Show me more names similar to Donna Comment on Donna

Famous People Named Donna

Donna Leon, American novelist
Donna Reed, American actress
LaDonna "Donna" Summer, American singer and songwriter
Donna Karan, fashion designer
Donna Pescow, Actress
Azra "Donna Ares" Kolakovic, Bosnian singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Donna

Donna Paulsen, character from "Suits"
Donna Pinciotti, character from "That 70's Show."
Donna Noble, character from "Doctor Who"
Donna, fictional character from the Spiderman comics
Donnatella "Donna" Moss, character from "The West Wing"
Donna Hayward, character on "Twin Peaks"
Donna Troy, second Wonder Girl and all-around DC heroine
Donna Meagle, character from "Parks and Recreation"
Donna, character from Prom Night (2008 film)
Donna Jo "D.J." Tanner, oldest sister from tv show "Full House"
"I See Donna Everywhere", song by band "Too Much Joy"
Donna Cherry, from the movie "Jericho Mansions"
"Donna," 1958 hit song by Ritchie Valens