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.