D names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Donal

Donal is the anglicized form of Domhnall which comes from Old Irish Domnall via Celtic Dumnoualos meaning “ruler of the world”, “world ruler”, or “world ruler” made up from Proto-Celtic elements *dubnos (world) and *walos (ruler) both of which derive from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Donall (Irish)
  • Donald (Scottish, English)
  • Domhnall (Scottish, Irish)
  • Domnall (Scottish, Irish)
  • Dòmhnall (Scottish)
  • Dónal (Irish)

 

Feminine forms:

  • Donalda (Scottish)
  • Donella (Scottish)
  • Donaldina (Scottish)

 

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