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post #2563 of (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Re: Donna Vekic

Originally Posted by networthy View Post
Donna is an Italian word meaning "lady." It's a common woman's name in the US (think Donna Summer) but I don't think it's used as a name in Italy.
Oops I didn't mean it was an Italian name, I meant the origin of the word was Italian.

From wikipedia:
Donna is an English language feminine first name meaning lady in Italian. The original meaning is closer to lady of the home and was a title of respect, equivalent to Don for men.
And another possible origin which I'd never heard of before:

It is the modern feminine form of “Donald” meaning “world ruler,” which has Gaelic origins.
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