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Pronounced Pron. DUNG-kən
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh, derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "battle". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play Macbeth (1606).

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VariantDonnchadh(Scottish)
Other Languages & CulturesDonnchad(Ancient Irish) Donagh, Donnacha, Donncha, Donnchadh(Irish)
Surname DescendantsDuncan, Duncanson(Scottish)

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King Duncan as portrayed by Nicholas Selby in a 1971 filmKing Duncan as portrayed by Nicholas Selby in a 1971 film

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