The meaning of the name "Douglas"

My full first name is Douglas, although I prefer "Doug" as it takes less syllables to pronounce. Smiling

There are several forms of my name which come from different nationalitites:

  • English: Douglas
  • Scottish: Douglas, Douglass
  • Gaelic: Dugald, Dougal
  • Celtic: Douglas, Dugald
  • Irish: Dugald, Dougal

My name also has several origins:

  • In early English it means "gray or black stream".
  • From scottish, it means "dark water".
  • Dugald comes from the Gaelic, meaning "dark stranger", and from the
    celtic, meaning "black hair".
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