Donny

August 14, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Diminutive of “Donald“, from the Gaelic name “Domhnall”, meaning “world ruler”.

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

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Donny Duval, Diana’s older brother, a Korean war vet who has come home (and shows no sign of leaving), in Sleeping Arrangements, by Laura Cunningham (published 1989, set in the 1950s).
Donny (Donald) McGilvray, 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).

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