Diminutive of Donald, Scottish
"proud chief"

Don Origin and Meaning

The name Don is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "proud chief".

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.

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Famous People Named Don

  • Donald Frank "Don" CheadleAmerican actor
  • Donald Jay "Don" RicklesAmerican comedian
  • Jesse Donald "Don" KnottsAmerican actor/comedian
  • Donnie Wayne "Don" JohnsonAmerican actor
  • Isaac Donald "Don" EverlyAmerican musician of The Everly Brothers
  • Don "HalfPint" Santos, American singer formerly of R&B group Immature
  • Donald "Don" TallonAustralian cricketer
  • Donald Allan "Don" DunstanAustralian politician
  • Donald John "Don" TrumpJr., businessman and son of U.S. President Donald Trump
  • Donald Ray "Don" WilliamsAmerican country singer
  • Donald Tai Loy "Don" HoAmerican pop singer

Don in Pop Culture

  • Donald Francis "Don" Drapermain character on TV's "Mad Men"
  • Donald "Don" Eppescharacter on TV's "Numb3rs"
  • Don ArgentisHigh Entia man and Father of En and Zel Argentis in Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Don Lockwoodmain character in “Singin in the Rain”
  • Dona Spanish, Portuguese, southern Italian, and Filipino title, given as a mark of respect
  • Dona crime boss, especially in the Mafia
  • Dona resident assistant or tutor at a university
  • Don Lothariocharacter in the Sims franchise
  • Doncharacter in the manga/anime series "The Promised Neverland"

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