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Douglas

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Black blue
  • #103 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the name "Douglas" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 29 0 29
1881 16 0 16
1882 32 0 32
1883 33 0 33
1884 36 0 36
1885 30 0 30
1886 35 0 35
1887 34 0 34
1888 50 0 50
1889 39 0 39
1890 38 0 38
1891 33 0 33
1892 57 0 57
1893 56 0 56
1894 66 0 66
1895 61 0 61
1896 72 0 72
1897 58 0 58
1898 71 0 71
1899 73 0 73
1900 108 0 108
1901 83 0 83
1902 76 0 76
1903 100 0 100
1904 69 5 64
1905 85 0 85
1906 99 0 99
1907 99 0 99
1908 116 5 111
1909 126 0 126
1910 169 0 169
1911 169 0 169
1912 359 9 350
1913 437 9 428
1914 512 10 502
1915 747 13 734
1916 831 15 816
1917 1,000 19 981
1918 1,446 14 1,432
1919 1,353 25 1,328
1920 1,678 21 1,657
1921 1,582 16 1,566
1922 1,645 9 1,636
1923 1,633 18 1,615
1924 1,699 24 1,675
1925 1,701 23 1,678
1926 1,796 17 1,779
1927 1,835 15 1,820
1928 1,934 20 1,914
1929 1,985 22 1,963 #97 boy name
1930 2,192 27 2,165 #89 boy name
1931 2,218 19 2,199 #85 boy name
1932 2,299 14 2,285 #84 boy name
1933 2,265 14 2,251 #81 boy name
1934 2,556 16 2,540 #72 boy name
1935 2,544 16 2,528 #75 boy name
1936 2,388 13 2,375 #78 boy name
1937 2,614 8 2,606 #74 boy name
1938 3,525 16 3,509 #60 boy name
1939 3,573 9 3,564 #58 boy name
1940 3,749 18 3,731 #56 boy name
1941 4,165 17 4,148 #53 boy name
1942 11,272 38 11,234 #23 boy name
1943 8,263 28 8,235 #28 boy name
1944 7,018 23 6,995 #34 boy name
1945 7,417 21 7,396 #29 boy name
1946 8,349 20 8,329 #34 boy name
1947 9,920 18 9,902 #31 boy name
1948 9,502 37 9,465 #33 boy name
1949 11,337 20 11,317 #29 boy name
1950 12,290 25 12,265 #28 boy name
1951 13,913 32 13,881 #27 boy name
1952 13,703 25 13,678 #28 boy name
1953 14,155 24 14,131 #27 boy name
1954 14,730 20 14,710 #29 boy name
1955 15,332 29 15,303 #29 boy name
1956 16,393 34 16,359 #29 boy name
1957 16,759 34 16,725 #30 boy name
1958 15,805 27 15,778 #30 boy name
1959 15,334 52 15,282 #30 boy name
1960 15,185 35 15,150 #30 boy name
1961 16,012 49 15,963 #28 boy name
1962 15,962 41 15,921 #27 boy name
1963 15,132 30 15,102 #28 boy name
1964 14,645 34 14,611 #31 boy name
1965 12,837 50 12,787 #32 boy name
1966 11,454 45 11,409 #33 boy name
1967 11,483 53 11,430 #33 boy name
1968 11,465 47 11,418 #33 boy name
1969 11,302 41 11,261 #34 boy name
1970 10,461 43 10,418 #36 boy name
1971 8,784 43 8,741 #39 boy name
1972 7,435 39 7,396 #43 boy name
1973 6,627 25 6,602 #47 boy name
1974 5,871 22 5,849 #53 boy name
1975 5,383 32 5,351 #55 boy name
1976 5,257 23 5,234 #56 boy name
1977 5,330 30 5,300 #59 boy name
1978 5,184 30 5,154 #59 boy name
1979 5,200 29 5,171 #58 boy name
1980 5,214 29 5,185 #62 boy name
1981 4,822 34 4,788 #64 boy name
1982 4,540 27 4,513 #68 boy name
1983 4,211 31 4,180 #69 boy name
1984 4,176 34 4,142 #71 boy name
1985 4,057 35 4,022 #76 boy name
1986 3,776 16 3,760 #83 boy name
1987 3,826 24 3,802 #85 boy name
1988 3,684 31 3,653 #88 boy name
1989 3,712 17 3,695 #92 boy name
1990 3,557 13 3,544
1991 3,165 10 3,155
1992 2,634 5 2,629
1993 2,473 12 2,461
1994 2,165 5 2,160
1995 1,946 0 1,946
1996 1,796 5 1,791
1997 1,585 0 1,585
1998 1,402 0 1,402
1999 1,288 0 1,288
2000 1,173 0 1,173
2001 1,081 0 1,081
2002 952 0 952
2003 976 0 976
2004 804 6 798
2005 821 0 821
2006 822 0 822
2007 755 0 755
2008 687 0 687
2009 586 0 586
2010 533 0 533
2011 503 0 503
2012 450 0 450
2013 488 0 488
2014 452 0 452

Want to know about the populiarty of Douglas? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 558,092 babies born with the name Douglas in the United States. That's more than enough Douglas to occupy the territory of Macau (China) with an estimated population of 557,400 (as of December 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 29 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Douglas" was in 1957 with a total of 16,725 babies. (That's a lot of baby Douglas)

According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Douglas" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 56 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1932. Across the entire United States a total of 2,299 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Douglas" mean? The list below shows the origins of Douglas as well as things modernly associated with the name Douglas such as celebrities named Douglas.

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Douglas

The name "Douglas" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Black blue". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur is a military person. Douglas was born in 1880 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams is a writer. Douglas was born in 1952 as Douglas Noel Adams in Cambridge, England.

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Doug McClure

Doug McClure is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1956 to 1995. Doug was born in 1935 as Douglas Osborne McClure in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Doug E. Doug

Doug E. Doug is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and film director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Doug was born in 1970 as Douglas Bourne in Brooklyn, New York.

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Doug Davidson

Doug Davidson is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Doug was born in 1954 as Douglas Donald Davidson in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1899 to 1934. Douglas was born in 1883 as Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

Your name in reverse order is "Salguod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Usoglad". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Douglas born Nov 24, 1934

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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