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pinWhat does Douglas mean?

Douglas /dou-glas/ as a boys' name is pronounced DUG-less. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Douglas is "black river".

Place name. Historical: there were two branches of this powerful Scottish clan and family - the Black Douglases and the Red Douglases. The lords of these clans are key figures in Sir Walter Scott's novels. Actors Douglas Fairbanks, father and son; author Douglas Adams; General Douglas MacArthur.


pinVariations

Douglas has 3 variants: Doug, Douglass and Dugaid.

Kreatif forms: Daglas, Deglas, Doglas. [more]

pinHow popular is Douglas?

Douglas is a very popular first name for men (#45 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#286 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Douglas for boys. Douglas reached its peak position of #28 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is presently at #598. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Douglas (#598 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Doug and Douglass. These relations of Douglas reached the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.65%) and are now much less common (usage 0.13%, 80%), with the versions Doug, Douglas and Douglass becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Douglas and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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


pinSimilar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dougal, Dougan and Douggan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Douglas.

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