Given Name DOUGLAS

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: DUG-ləs  [details]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, meaning "dark river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). Douglas was originally a place name (for example, a tributary of the River Clyde), which then became a Scottish clan name borne by a powerful line of earls. It has been used as a given name since the 16th century.
VARIANT: Dubhghlas (Scottish)
DIMINUTIVE: Doug (English)

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Entry updated December 8, 2017