Latin donatus 'given'.
The name of a 2nd C martyr, a 3rd C martyr, a 4th C Italian saint, four 4th C martyrs, a 6th C French monk, a 7th C French monk, a 9th C Irish monk, a 9th C Dalmatian monk, a 12th C Italian saint, and a 14th-15th C Italian painter, better known by the diminutive form Donatello.
- ● 657 Donato (abl) DCEL-2 CCCXXVIII;
1378 Donati (gen) hanquetvol1 1046
- ● 1300 Donatus (nom) ActDipVeneto-I-1 p. 49;
1324 Donato (abl) DSF p. 46, 3698;
1522x1532 Donatus (nom) ibid. p. 52, 29;
1527 Donatus (nom) Rome1527 p. 83
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Donato". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2016/1/name/Donato.