The name Donnell ranked 681st in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
Donald was the name of a number of the early kings of Scotland, and clan MacDonald has played an important part in the long, contentious history of that country.
With a genealogy stretching back into antiquity, the clan (divided into various subparts) is now scattered across Britain, America and Australia. The chief of clan MacDonald is still known as the Lord of the Isles.