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Duncan Meaning


What does Duncan mean?

The name Duncan is of Scottish origin.

The meaning of Duncan is "dark skinned warrior".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "brown warrior".

Duncan is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Dun-can.

The Given Name Duncan

Duncan is a form of Donnchadh. See Donnchadh for further details.

Duncan is good for parents who want a name that is sophisticated and memorable.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Duncan 'Mickey' MacKay, and Duncan Regehr.

Duncan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 917 in baby name popularity for boys with 231 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 865 in baby name popularity for boys with 251 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Duncan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Duncan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Duncan to other names.

Duncan Related Names

Duncan is a form of Donnchadh.

Duncan has the diminutive (nickname) Dunky.

Famous Duncans

  • Duncan 'Mickey' MacKay ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Duncan Regehr ~ Actor

Duncan Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Duncan.

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Duncan Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Duncan.

Just for fun, see the name Duncan 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 Duncan in Nautical Flags page.