Donald

August 14, 2014 § 2 Comments

ORIGIN:
From the Gaelic name “Domhnall”, meaning “world ruler”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Domhnall, Domnall, Domnall, Don, Donal, Donnie, Donny etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Donald McGilvray (called “Donny“), Bella’s “crippled” younger brother, who thinks Katy Bennet might be a fairy, in “That Ridiculous Child”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).

WRITERS:
– Donald Murray (1924-2006), American journalist, teacher, and writer.

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