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

The name Don is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "proud chief". Don and is often added to lists like Mad Men Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

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" 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
Donald John "Don" Trump, Jr., businessman and son of U.S. President Donald Trump
Donald Ray "Don" Williams, American country singer
Donald Tai Loy "Don" Ho, American pop singer

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"
Don Argentis, High Entia man and Father of En and Zel Argentis in Xenoblade Chronicles
Don Lockwood, main character in “Singin in the Rain
Don, a Spanish, Portuguese, southern Italian, and Filipino title, given as a mark of respect
Don, a crime boss, especially in the Mafia
Don, a resident assistant or tutor at a university