What does Doug mean?
Doug /doug/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys. Doug's name origins are Scottish and Gaelic, and Doug means "black river". Doug is a variant transcription of Douglas (Scottish, Gaelic): place name. Doeg is a popular surname.
How popular is Doug?
Doug is a very popular first name for men (#323 out of 1220, Top 26%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#95091 out of 150436, Top 63%). (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)
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. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.6537%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.134%, down 79.5%), with the versions Doug, Douglas and Douglass becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)