US Popularity:1932
Meaning:dark-skinned warrior
Duncan is a baby boy name of Scottish origin. Meaning “dark-skinned warrior,” this Anglicized baby name dates back to the heritage of the Scottish highlands. Formerly a renowned family name, Duncan actually derives from the name Donnachadh—translating to “brown battle.” Duncan has also become a name for beloved towns and cities across the United States. From the medieval era and Shakespearean tales to modern society, the name Duncan can inspire baby to be brave and resilient through every challenge.

Famous People Named Duncan

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  • Tim Duncan
    Basketball Player

Duncan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Duncan is currently #1672 on The Bump
Boy:Duncan is currently #479 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Duncan is currently #1932 in U.S. births
Boy:Duncan is currently #660 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 187
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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