Of Celtic, Scottish origin.
It derives from the Gaelic name Domhnall, which is composed by the Old Celtic “dumno”, meaning world and “val”, meaning rule.
It means “ruler of the world”.
Three kings of Scotland were named Donald.
It was a popular name only in Scotland. Since the 20th century it was used in more English speaking countries.
The most famous Donald in the world is fictional. It’s the name of Walt Disney’s popular cartoon character Donald Duck.
Other forms of the name are: Don, Donny, Donal.
Famous bearers are Donald Sutherland, Donald Trump, Donald Faison, Donald Driver, Donald Tusk, Donald Cerrone, Donald Rumsfeld, Donald Glover.