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What does Doug mean?

Doug \doug\ as a name for boys means "black river". Doug is a variant of Douglas (Scottish, Gaelic): place name. Somewhat infrequently used as a boys' name.


Variations

Doug has 2 different forms via Douglas: Douglass and Dugaid.


Popularity

Doug is a very popular first name for men (#323 out of 1220, Top 26%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Doug for boys. Doug was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #236 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Doug name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Doug outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Doug and corresponding names. Douglas (#598 last year) and Douglass are the prominent alternative forms of Doug. This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly less popular since, with the versions Doug, Douglas and Douglass becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Doug, Douglas, Douglass in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Douglas outside U.S.


Similar Names

Doug is pronounced similarly to Daeg and Dag. Another suggested similar baby name is Deus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Doug.

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