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Meaning and name origin
Duncan \d(u)-ncan, dun-can\ as a boy's name is pronounced DUN-kin. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Duncan is "dark warrior; brown fighter". A royal name in early Scotland. Literary: in Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Duncan is king of Scotland. Cabinet-maker Duncan Phyfe.
Duncan is a somewhat popular first name for males (#803 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#177 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Duncan for boys (2014 statistics).
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