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Douglas Meaning


What does Douglas mean?

The name Douglas is of Scottish and English origin.

The meaning of Douglas is "dark water, black stream".

Douglas is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Doug-las.

The Given Name Douglas

Douglas is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

A wonderfully classic name.

Although often used, your valiant little Douglas, is sure to make it all his own.

Douglas falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Douglas Adams, Douglas Booth, and Douglas MacArthur.

Douglas Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 672 in baby name popularity for boys with 371 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 630 in baby name popularity for boys with 411 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Douglas sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Douglas Name Popularity Page.

Douglas Related Names

The name Dubhghlas is a form of Douglas.

Douglas has the diminutives (nicknames) Doug, Dougie.

Famous Douglass

  • Douglas Adams ~ Writer
  • Douglas Booth ~ Actor
  • Douglas MacArthur ~ Military Leader
  • Douglas Mawson ~ Explorer
  • Douglas Osheroff ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1996

Douglas Numerology

What will your new littleDouglas be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Douglas Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Douglas in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Douglas.

Just for fun, see the name Douglas in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Douglas in Nautical Flags page.