(en proper noun
* 1844 , The Birthright and Other Tales , Henry Colburn 1844, page 251:
* 1997 , Underworld , Simon&Schuster 1998, ISBN 0684848155, page 592:
- - - - save the delight of being called "Leo" by those whom the newspapers call "the leading fashionables", whereas, had he stuck to the city , he might still have been called only Leonard , like his father before him.
- "You want names, I'll give you names. My name is Leonard Alfred Schneider. What was I doing when I took the name Lenny Bruce? I was moving towards the invisible middle.
*The given name has been in quiet continuous use since the Middle Ages. A popularity peak occurred during the first half of the 20th century.
(en proper noun
* 1816 , Old Mortality , Samuel H. Parker, 1836, page 232
* 1980 , The Glass House, a Novella and Stories , Viking Press, 1980, ISBN 0670341797, page 76:
- "Country?" replied Cuddie; "ou, the country's weel eneugh, and it werena that dour deevil, Calver'se, ( they ca' him Dundee now) that's stirring about yet in the Highlands, they say, with a' the Donalds , and Duncans, and Dugalds, that ever wore bottomless breeks, driving about wi' him, to set things asteer again, - - -
* 1991 , Donald Duk , Coffee House Press, 1991, ISBN 0918273838, page 1
- My friends call me Terry. My husband always used my full name, Teresa. He said it made him feel like he was married to a foreign woman. And I never called him Don or Donny or Donny Joe. I called him Donald from the first time we met.
- Donald' Duk never liked his name. He hates his name. He is not a duck. He is not a cartoon character. - - - "Only the Chinese are stupid enough to give a kid a stupid name like '''Donald''' Duk," ' Donald Duk says to himself.
*Popular in all English-speaking countries in the first half of the 20th century.
* Donald Duck
* (pet forms) Don, Donnie, Donny
* (female given name) Donna