DONNDUBHÁN m Ancient Irish
Composed of the Gaelic element donn
"brown" combined with dubh
"dark" and a diminutive suffix.
DUNCAN m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh
meaning "brown warrior", derived from Gaelic donn
"brown" and cath
"warrior". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' (1606).
HARI m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu
, and sometimes of Krishna
. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
KAPILA m Hinduism
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit, derived from कपि (kapi)
"monkey". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a sage who founded Samkhya philosophy and is identified with the god Vishnu
TAWNY f English (Modern)
From the English word, ultimately deriving from Old French tané
, which means "light brown".