Donovan name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 15th, 2023
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Irish and Celtic
Usage: English and Irish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Donovan dah-noh-ven
Meaning: Descendant of Donndubhán and Good and Christmas
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What does Donovan mean?

Donovan means Descendant of Donndubhán or Good and Christmas is used dominantly in Irish and English. It is rooted from Celtic and Old Irish is used as a gender insensitive name .

Donovan is a form of trendy and ever lasting Donald. Donald is equivalent of Dòmhnall in English language. Admired Celtic Donald, meaning of Donald is "World Mighty and The Elements Dubno Meaning World".

It is celebrated on July 15th.

How is Donovan seen as a baby name?

Donovan is a trendy and unique baby boy name of Irish origin. It has a strong and masculine sound to it. One of the specialities of this name is that it means "Dark" or "brown-haired chieftain," which adds a touch of mystery to it.

Donovan has become increasingly popular in recent years, partly due to its association with successful musicians and athletes. This name is suitable for parents who are looking for something modern yet classic.

How do I pronounce Donovan?

The most common way to pronounce three syllabled Donovan is dah-noh-ven. It can also be pronounced as d(o)-no-van.

Variants of Donovan

Donavan, Donald, Domhnall, Dòmhnall, Donnie, Adonis, Donahue, Donnavan, Donnye, Addonia, Don

Names that rhyme with Donovan

How popular is the name Donovan?

Donovan was a popular name in United States. Over 56769 babies have been named Donovan since 1900. When at its peak in 2003, the moniker grabbed the 176th spot and 2210 baby boys were given the name.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 148 years but still going strong on charts. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 500 baby names an astounding 50 times In France, Donovan was once a common name since emerging in 1971 it has been given to over 7201 babies.

When at the peak of its usage in 1996,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 47 years.

Donovan is a familiar baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 2000, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 165 on boy names chart when 77 babies were given the name Donovan. Over 866 people have been named Donovan in Belgium.

Donovan is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 700 names. In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 654 on boy names chart when 34 babies were named Donovan.

There are over 547 babies that have been given the name Donovan in England and Wales.

Donovan is a rare baby name in Ireland still in use today. But Donovan is a popular baby name in South Africa where every 1 in 4000 have the name.

As per our research, over 60000 people has been named Donovan globally.

YearBoysGirls
RankBirthsRankBirths
20183241021155895
20173211051157945
20163061148161135
20152821297
20142851264164685
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Facts

Donovan in Nordic countries

CountriesMen
First NameSecondary Name
Netherlands665395
Sweden3736
Norway3736
Denmark60

What numbers say about Donovan?

You are the manager of events and organizer of partying among your friends. You want to find your soul mate but secretly don't believe in soul mates. You practically sabotage your own career with self-doubt and worry. People can't believe you are real. You don't even believe you are real. To have number 4 as your soul urge no, it reveals your old and wise soul. You are inspiring and have a strong charisma.

Looking for names similar to Donovan? Please go through the following names

  •  Kendrich - Unwonted Celtic Kendrich is used as a baby boy name, meaning of Kendrich is "Royal Rulers, Greatest Champion and Keen Power". Kendrich is resultant of Kendrick.
  •  Gladez - Gladez's meaning is Wealth is rooted from Celtic
  •  Hervéa - The Hervéa came from Celtic, Hervéa means "Strong or Ardent"
  •  Donalda - Unconventional and Classic girl name Donalda has its origin in Celtic and Italian which is used in Scottish and English languages, Donalda means "Female Version of Donald, From the Gaelic Domhnall or Universal Ruler"
  •  Euriel means Angel is a boy name is rooted from Celtic
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Sibling Names for Donovan

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Famous people named Donovan

  • Donovan Cech, South African rower
  • Donovan Swailes, (born August 12, 1892
  • Donovan Webster, American journalist, author, film-maker
  • Donovan Bennett, Jamaican criminal and gang leader of the Klansman based
  • Donovan Ward, South African artist who works in several media
  • Donovan Joyce, Australian radio producer and writer
  • Donovan Wylie, British photographer from Northern Ireland
  • Donovan Bailey, retired Jamaican-Canadian sprinter
  • Donovan McNabb, is former American football quarterback
  • Donovan Leitch, English-born American actor
  • Donovan Patton, American host, actor, voice actor, and singer
  • Donovan Morgan, professional wrestler
  • Donovan Pagon, West Indian cricketer
  • Donovan Morgan, former arena football wide receiver
  • Donovan Blake, American cricketer
  • Donovan Ruddock, Canadian former professional boxer
  • Donovan Arp, former Arena Football League offensive lineman/defensive lineman
  • Donovan Ricketts, Jamaican footballer
  • Donovan Cook, American film director and cartoon creator, best
  • Donovan Slijngard, Dutch professional footballer
  • Donovan Osborne, former Major League Baseball player
  • Donovan Olson, former Iowa State Representative
  • Donovan McClelland, member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
  • Donovan Simmonds, English footballer who last played for Kingstonian
  • Donovan Greer, former American football cornerback
  • Donovan Chapman, American country music artist
  • Donovan, Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • Donovan Solano is a Colombian baseball player who plays as an infielder in the New York Yankees Major League Baseball organization. He is currently assigned to the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, AAA affiliate of the Yankees.
  • Donovan Carter acted in movie The Battle of St-Denis... Yesterday, Today
  • In 2008 action and drama flick, Operation: Sunrise, Donovan Cerminara played Pvt Owen Christopher.

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