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Meaning of First Name: Douglas


Name:
Douglas
Pronunciation:
\do(ug)-las\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
black river
Origin:
Scottish
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Popularity

Douglas is a very popular first name for men (#45 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#257 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Douglas \do(ug)-las\ as a boy's 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. Douglas has 3 variant forms: Doug, Douglass and Dugaid.

Census About Last Name: Martucci

Population Rank:
Unpopular Lastname
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.