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  1. Donnelly

    Donnelly is a surname of Irish origin. It is the anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Donnghaile meaning "descendant of Donnghal" a given name composed of the elements "donn" (dark or brown), plus "gal" (valour). O'Donnelly is derived from the descendants of Donnghal, the great grandson of Domhnall, King of Ailech. Early ancestors of this surname were a part of Cenél nEoghain, a branch of the Northern Uí Néill. It is most commonly found in County Tyrone and Donegal, Ulster. It was so common in Roscommon that at some point, a branch of people with the Donnelly surname took on the name of Briscoe instead.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Donnelly is ranked #1114 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Donnelly surname appeared 31,505 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 11 would have the surname Donnelly.

    94.3% or 29,712 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 788 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 397 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 337 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 198 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 72 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of donnelly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of donnelly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of donnelly in a Sentence

  1. Todd Rokita:

    The race is coming down to who Hoosiers can trust to beat Joe Donnelly and stand with our president.

  2. Geoffrey Betts:

    Mexico Joe Donnelly was very involved in it, it was an exciting time.

  3. Mike Braun:

    Joe Donnelly voted against tax reform. As a congressman he voted for ObamaCare. And then when he could’ve had the deciding vote, he voted against repealing it. He voted for the Iranian deal and thank goodness we undid that.

  4. Mike Braun:

    While Hoosier premiums doubled and all but two insurers fled Indiana on Senator Donnelly's watch, Mike Braun delivered solutions by taking on the insurance companies, holding premiums steady for 10 years running and covering pre-existing conditions before it was cool.

  5. President Trump:

    If Senator Donnelly doesn’t approve it.

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