Meaning:black river, dark stream
Douglas is a masculine name of Scottish origin. Derived from the Scottish Gaelic, "dubh glas," it means "black river" or "dark stream." While murky waters might make you think of dangerous depths, they can also represent mystery and hidden secrets. With a name like Douglas, you can encourage baby to go with the flow in life without giving too much away. If you fancy shortening your little one's name, Doug and Duggie are cute diminutives.

Famous People Named Douglas

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  • Douglas Adams
  • Douglas Smith
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