Meaning and Origin of: Donato

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Italian : Gift

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Given
  • Italian : Gift

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : from the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare ‘to give’). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning. See also Donat.