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Donna (F)>

Donna (female)

Variants:Dol (F) Doll (F)
Pet Name(s):Dolly (F)
Pet Name for:Donalda (F)
Can be spelt:Dona (F)
Masculine form:Domhnall (M) Donald (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Personal communications [DC, JMcR]

1. English and Scottish from Italian "lady" or "Lady of the House" introduced in the 1920s.

Frequently linked with Marie in "Donna Marie".

2. Scottish feminine form of Gaelic Domhnall [q.v.] ("world ruler") or the Anglicized variant Donald.

Feminine forms include Doileag, Dolag, Dolanna, Dolina, Dollag, Dona, Donalda, Donaldina, Donella, Donna, Donnag.

Pet names include Dol, Doll, Dolly, Donna.