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What does Douglas mean?

Douglas \do(ug)-las\ 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.


Variations

Douglas has 3 variants: Doug, Douglass and Dugaid.


Popularity

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 (#257 out of 88799, 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. during 1950-1959, and is presently at #598. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Douglas and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Douglas (#598 last year) are Doug and Douglass. This boy name reached the top of its popularity during 1960-1969 and is now much less popular, with the versions Doug, Douglas and Douglass becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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