[ 2 syll. don-nie, do-nn-ie ] The baby girl name Donnie is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced DAAN-iy- †. Donnie has its origins in the Italian language and it is used largely in English.
Donnie is a form of the English Doni.
Donnie is also a diminutive (English) of the English and Scottish Donna.
See also the related category italian.
Donnie is rare as a baby girl name. In 1900, 0.017% of baby girls were named Donnie. It had a ranking of #460 then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on an infrequent scale. Out of all girl names in its family, Donnie was nevertheless the most popular in 2018. Although Donnie is today more frequently used for boys, there was a period prior to 1926 when more girls were given the name. After 1927, increasingly the name became more popular with boys than with girls. There were 16 times more boys than girls who were named Donnie in 1954.
† Pronunciation for Donnie: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"