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Popularity of the Baby Name Donatello

Number of Babies Named Donatello

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Donatello

Donatello, the Ninja Turtle Baby Name

Donatello the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Donatello of TMNT
The name Donatello debuted on the baby name charts in 1990:

  • 1992: unlisted
  • 1991: 11 boys named Donatello
  • 1990: 12 boys named Donatello [debut]
  • 1989: unlisted

If you were a TV-watching kid during those years, you already know what inspired this one: the brainy, purple-masked, bo staff-wielding turtle Donatello of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (All four turtles were named after Renaissance artists.)

Turtle-mania peaked during the late ’80s and early ’90s, and if you look at the three other Ninja Turtle names — Leonardo, Michaelangelo*, and Raphael — you’ll see that usage for all of them rose during this period.

And now, the important question of all: Who’s your favorite Ninja Turtle?

*The character’s name is spelled correctly (Michelangelo) nowadays, but back then it was not.