Donn (given name)

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Meaning1. "brown"
2. "chief", "noble"
Other names
Variant form(s)Don

Donn is a given name in the Irish language. Donn was originally a byname, which had two meanings: one of the meanings was "brown"; the other was "chief" or "noble".[1] Its use as a given name today is represents a short form of any of the various of Gaelic names that begin with the first element donn-.[2] A variant form of the name is Don.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 346, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1
  2. ^ "Learn about the family history of your surname". Retrieved 21 November 2010. which cited A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280050-7. for the given name "Donn".