US Popularity:1525
Meaning:Black river; Dark stream; Dark greenish-blue
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

Douglas Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Douglas is currently #1072 on The Bump
Boy:Douglas is currently #589 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Douglas is currently #1525 in U.S. births
Boy:Douglas is currently #743 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 88
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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