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PronouncedPron.DUN-kən English

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).
VariantDonnchadh Scottish
Other Languages & CulturesDonnchad Ancient Irish Donagh, Donnchadh Irish


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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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute