The name Donna ranked 707th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 17th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name first made its appearance on state popularity lists before 1993, but is becoming less commonly used. In some cases, it has fallen off the lists altogether.
This name comes to English through an identical Italian word (meaning ''lady'') used as a title of respect rather than a personal name.
Among the Scots it is regarded as a feminine form of Donald.