What does Duncan mean?
Duncan /dun-can/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
How popular is Duncan?
Duncan is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#803 out of 1220, Top 66%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#203 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Duncan for boys. Duncan reached its highest position of #377 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is at #797 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)