Donald

[ don-ld ]
/ ˈdɒn ld /
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noun

a male given name: from Celtic words meaning “world” and “power.”

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Donald

/ (ˈdɒnəld) /

noun

?1031–1100, king of Scotland (1093–94; 1094–97)
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Word Origin and History for donald

Donald

surname, from 13c. Scottish Dofnald, Dufenald, probably from Gaelic Domhnall, Old Irish Domnall (pronounced "Dovnall"), from Proto-Celtic *Dubno-valos "world-mighty, ruler of the world," from *walos "ruler" + PIE *dheub- (see deep (adj.)).

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