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What does Doug mean?

Doug Pronunciation of Doug as a name for boys means "black river". Doug is a variant form of Douglas (Scottish, Gaelic): place name.


ASSOCIATED WITH black (dark), river




Doug Tristin (D.T.), ..

How popular is Doug?

Doug is a very popular first name for men (#323 out of 1220, Top 26%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#95091 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Doug was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #221 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doug name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Douglas (#672 FROM RECENT DATA) is the only other prominent alternative form of Doug. These forms of Doug were popular with parents in the 1960s (ADOPTION OF 0.76%) and have become significantly less common since (ADOPTION 0.02%, 97.3% LESS), with versions like Doug becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doug, Douglas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Doug is pronounced similarly to Daeg and Dag. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Deus, Doan, Dod, Dodge, Dolf, Dom, Don, Donn, Dor, Dore, Dory, Dougal, Dougan, Dov, Dow, Dowe, Dru, Drud (see Andrew), Drue, Drugi and Shug. These names tend to be less commonly used than Doug.

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