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The masculine given name Donald is a version of the Scottish Gaelic name Domhnall<ref name="Hanks1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}.</ref> (and variants Dómhnall,{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} Dòmhnall,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}.</ref> Domhnull,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}.</ref> and Dòmhnull),<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}.</ref> historically the standard Anglicization of the name in Scotland. The name is ultimately derived from the Proto-Celtic world elements dubno ("world") and val ("rule"). The final -d on Donald is partly derived from a misinterpretation of the Gaelic pronunciation by English-speakers, and partly associated with the spelling of similar sounding Germanic-language names, such as Ronald. A short form of Donald is Don. Pet forms of Donald include Donnie, Donny, and Dolly. The feminine given name Donella is derived from Donald.<ref name="Hanks1"/> Donald has numerous other Celtic-language cognates: Irish Dónal (Anglicised as Donal and Donall),<ref name="Hanks-226">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}.</ref> Old Irish Domnall, Welsh Dyfnwal, Old Welsh Dumngual, Cumbric Dumngual, and Common Celtic *Dumno-ualos ("world-wielder").<ref name="Koch1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref><ref name="Koch2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> Although the feminine given name Donna is sometimes used as a feminine form of Donald, the names are not etymologically related.<ref name="Hanks1"/>

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