donald


donald

noun

  1. a male given name: from Celtic words meaning “world” and “power.”

noun

  1. ?1031–1100, king of Scotland (1093–94; 1094–97)

surname, from 13c. Scottish Dofnald, Dufenald, probably from Gaelic Domhnall, Old Irish Domnall (pronounced “Dovnall”), from Proto-Celtic *Dubno-valos “world-mighty, ruler of the world,” from *walos “ruler” + PIE *dheub- (see deep (adj.)).

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