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Meaning of Donahue

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The name Donahue has the following meaning:

"Dark challenger" in Irish. Also of Gaelic or Hungarian origin with the same meaning. An unusual name.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Donahue is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

There are no available popularity statistics for the name Donahue in the USA, for the past 100 years.
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The name Donahue is pronounced as don-na-hue


Donahue originates from the Irish language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Donahue and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Donahue: Boys - Aidan, Devland, Dolan, Dooley, Duer, Kavan, Kavon, Girls - Aileen, Arely, Ashlyn, Biddie, Breana, Breanna, Bria, Brianna, Bridget, Brielle, Brynn, Both genders - Brady, Ryan


Popular Variants for the name Donahue: Donaghue, Donahoe, Donahugh, Donohoe, Donohue, Donohugh (Italian)


We think the name Donahue should fall under the following style category: Celtic.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Donahue to be: brave and adventurous

In one word, you might describe Donahue as a(n) "brave" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Donahue (or its variants) are:

Terry Donahue , born on 22 August, a famous baseballer. Terry Donahue 's background: Born in 1925, she is a former baseball player who made her professional debut in 1946 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She played mostly as a catcher for the Peoria Redwings from 1946 to 1949. Her achievements include being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.

Terry Donahue , born on 22 June, a famous coach. Terry Donahue 's background: Born in 1944 in California, he is a former college football coach and NFL general manager. He has received several awards, including the 2008 UCLA Alumnus of the Year award and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He is currently working as a football analyst.

Jerry Donahue , born on 24 September, a famous musician. Jerry Donahue 's background: Born in 1946 in New York City, he is an American guitarist and producer well known for his work in the British folk rock scene. He has gained a wealth of experience performing with different bands and has also founded the guitar trio The Hellecasters. He is famous for his string 'bending technique.
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