What does Duncan mean?
Duncan [dun-can] 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.
(male) Dencan, Doncan, ..
(female) Duncanna, Dundan, ..
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 history of Duncan for boys. Duncan reached its highest position of #377 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is at #793 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Recommended names are Annan, Arnan, Auban, Bunyan, Cullan, Daelan, Dagan, Dalan, Daman, Damian▲, Damyan, Dan▼, Danar, Danial, Dantae, Danya, Danyal, Daran, Dargan, Dathan, Davian▲, Deccan, Declan▲, Deegan, Delman, Denham, Denman, Dequan▼, Destan, Devan▼, Dilan▲, Dillan, Donavan, Donn, Donnan, Dontay, Dorian▲, Dowan, Duane▼, Dugal, Dugan, Duggan, Dunbar, Dundee, Dunham, Dunlea, Dunlie (see Dunley), Dunlop, Dunstan, Dunton, Duran, Durand, Durant, Dustan, Dusten, Duston, Duval, Dyllan, Eunan, Fintan, Gullan, Hannan, Innman, Jacan, Julian▲, Julyan, Landan, Lorcan, Loucan, Lucan, Lukyan, Quintan, Ronan▲, Rustan and Tynan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Duncan.See names in meaning and etymology.