Donnchadh is a Gaelic masculine given name and is common to both the Irish and Scottish Gaelic languages. It is composed of the elements donn, meaning "brown"; and chadh, meaning "chief" or "noble". The name is also written as Donnchad, Donncha, Donnacha, Donnchadha and Dúnchad. In English it is pronounced "Dun-uhh-kah" or "Done + Acka".
Modern versions include (in Ireland) Donagh, Donough, Donogh and (in Scotland) Duncan. Also anglicised as Dennis or Denis and Dionysius.
The surnames Donough, McDonagh, McDonough, O'Donoghue and Dunphy among others are derived from the given name (In Gaelic: Mac - son of, Ó - of the family of). Another derivation is the name of the Scottish Clan Donnachaidh.
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- In modern times people with the name include;
Historically, it can refer to the following:
- Kings in Ireland
- Donnchad Donn (Donnchad mac Flainn) - High King 918 - 942
- Donnchad mac Briain - self-styled High King 1024 - 1026 (with opposition) - son of Brian Boru
- Donnchad Midi of Clann Cholmáin, King of Mide (died 797)
- Donnchad mac Domnall Claen of the Uí Dúnlainge, King of Leinster (deposed 1003)
- Donnchad mac Cellacháin (died 963), King of Cashel (or Munster)
- Kings of Alba or Scotland
- Kings of Dál Riata (ancient Gaelic kingdom in western Scotland and north east Ireland)
- Mormaers in Scotland
- Other people
- Dunchad I of Iona, Abbot of Iona, Inner Hebrides
- Donnchadh Ó Briain, Irish politician (1897–1961)
- Donnchad Baccach Ó Maolconaire (died 1404), poet and historian
- Duncan Ban MacIntyre (Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir), Scottish poet (1724–1812_)
- Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Irish historian
- Donnchadh MacRath, Scottish poet
- Donnchadh de Strathearn, bishop of Dunkeld, Scotland
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