Douglas

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559k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Douglas mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Douglas

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)
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From a place name, Goidelic dubh (“black”) + glais (“stream”).

  1. A Scottish surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. The capital of the Isle of Man.
  4. A town in Alabama
  5. A city in Arizona
  6. A city in Georgia, USA
  7. A town in Massachusetts
  8. A city in Michigan
  9. A village and a county in Nebraska
  10. A community in New Brunswick, Canada
  11. A city in North Dakota
  12. A town in Oklahoma
  13. A village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland
  14. A town in Northern Cape, South Africa
  15. A town in Wisconsin
  16. A city in Wyoming

Douglas was also found in the following language(s): French and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Douglas

Douglas MacArthur is a remington rand.

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Douglas Adams was a writer. Douglas was given the name Douglas Noel Adams on March 11th, 1952 in Cambridge, England. He passed away on May 11th, 2001.

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Doug Stanhope is a black comedy, ribaldry, political satire, insult comedy, and observational comedy comedian. Doug was given the name Douglas Gene Stanhope on March 25th, 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Douglas Booth is an actor. He has been prominent since 2009. Douglas was given the name Douglas John Booth on July 9th, 1992.

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Doug Hutchison is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Doug was given the name Douglas Anthony Hutchison on May 26th, 1960 in Dover, Delaware, United States.

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Dee Dee Ramone was a punk rock and hip hop music musician. He plays Fender Precision Bass. His most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to 2002. Dee was given the name Douglas Glenn Colvin on September 18th, 1951 in Fort Lee, Virginia, U.S. Dee is also known as Dee Dee King. He breathed his last breath on June 5th, 2002.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Douglas

Kirk Douglas is an actor, producer, director, and author. His career lasted from 1942 to 2008. Kirk was given the name Issur Danielovitch on December 9th, 1916 in Amsterdam (city), New York. Kirk is also known as Izzy Demsky.

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Michael Douglas is an actor and producer. His ongoing career started in 1966. Michael was born as the child of Kirk Douglas and Diana Douglas on September 25th, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.

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Michael Keaton is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Michael was given the name Michael John Douglas on September 5th, 1951 in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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Cameron Douglas is an actor. He was most active from 1997 to 2009. Cameron was given the name Cameron Morrell Douglas by his parent Michael Douglas on December 13th, 1978 in Santa Barbara, California.

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Gabrielle was born on December 31st, 1995 in Newport News, Virginia.

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Ashanti is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, hip hop soul, and pop music singing, songwriter, record producer, dance, and actor. She plays Vocals. She holds the title Foolish". Her ongoing career started in 1998. Ashanti was given the name Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas on October 13th, 1980. Ashanti is also known as Ashanti.

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How popular is the baby 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 107 0 107
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 1,632 18 1,614
1924 1,700 24 1,676
1925 1,701 23 1,678
1926 1,795 17 1,778
1927 1,834 15 1,819
1928 1,935 20 1,915
1929 1,986 22 1,964 #97 boy name
1930 2,192 27 2,165 #89 boy name
1931 2,220 19 2,201 #85 boy name
1932 2,300 14 2,286 #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 2,615 8 2,607 #74 boy name
1938 3,525 16 3,509 #60 boy name
1939 3,573 9 3,564 #58 boy name
1940 3,751 18 3,733 #56 boy name
1941 4,164 17 4,147 #53 boy name
1942 11,269 38 11,231 #23 boy name
1943 8,265 28 8,237 #28 boy name
1944 7,019 23 6,996 #34 boy name
1945 7,415 21 7,394 #29 boy name
1946 8,353 20 8,333 #34 boy name
1947 9,914 18 9,896 #31 boy name
1948 9,502 37 9,465 #33 boy name
1949 11,342 20 11,322 #29 boy name
1950 12,290 25 12,265 #28 boy name
1951 13,930 32 13,898 #27 boy name
1952 13,707 24 13,683 #28 boy name
1953 14,158 24 14,134 #27 boy name
1954 14,727 20 14,707 #29 boy name
1955 15,340 29 15,311 #29 boy name
1956 16,396 34 16,362 #29 boy name
1957 16,762 34 16,728 #30 boy name
1958 15,807 27 15,780 #30 boy name
1959 15,332 52 15,280 #30 boy name
1960 15,182 35 15,147 #30 boy name
1961 16,012 49 15,963 #28 boy name
1962 15,961 41 15,920 #27 boy name
1963 15,132 30 15,102 #28 boy name
1964 14,643 34 14,609 #31 boy name
1965 12,837 50 12,787 #32 boy name
1966 11,451 45 11,406 #33 boy name
1967 11,484 53 11,431 #33 boy name
1968 11,463 47 11,416 #33 boy name
1969 11,296 41 11,255 #34 boy name
1970 10,463 43 10,420 #36 boy name
1971 8,782 43 8,739 #39 boy name
1972 7,432 39 7,393 #43 boy name
1973 6,628 25 6,603 #47 boy name
1974 5,869 22 5,847 #53 boy name
1975 5,386 32 5,354 #55 boy name
1976 5,260 23 5,237 #56 boy name
1977 5,325 30 5,295 #59 boy name
1978 5,181 30 5,151 #59 boy name
1979 5,198 29 5,169 #58 boy name
1980 5,213 29 5,184 #62 boy name
1981 4,822 34 4,788 #64 boy name
1982 4,542 27 4,515 #68 boy name
1983 4,212 31 4,181 #69 boy name
1984 4,176 34 4,142 #71 boy name
1985 4,058 35 4,023 #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 3,716 17 3,699 #92 boy name
1990 3,555 13 3,542
1991 3,165 10 3,155
1992 2,635 5 2,630
1993 2,473 12 2,461
1994 2,166 5 2,161
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 1,289 0 1,289
2000 1,173 0 1,173
2001 1,081 0 1,081
2002 952 0 952
2003 976 0 976
2004 805 6 799
2005 821 0 821
2006 824 0 824
2007 756 0 756
2008 687 0 687
2009 588 0 588
2010 533 0 533
2011 503 0 503
2012 451 0 451
2013 490 0 490
2014 456 0 456
2015 430 0 430
2016 445 0 445

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Popularity of Douglas as a first name

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Popularity of Douglas as a last name

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Common last names for Douglas

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Davis
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Campbell
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Hall
  • Jackson
  • Walker
  • Scott

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Douglas U.S.
  White 58.62% 64.26%
  African American 34.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Douglas

People with the last name Douglas are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Douglas

  • How Popular is the name Douglas? Douglas is the 106th most popular name of all time. As a last name Douglas was the 311th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Douglas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 559,004 babies born with the first name Douglas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Douglas to occupy the territory of Macau (China) with an estimated population of 557,400 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Douglas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 29 new born babies.
  • When was Douglas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Douglas is Monday, September 3rd, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Douglas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Douglas was in 1957 with a total of 16,728 babies. That's a lot of babies named Douglas!
  • Random Douglas Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Douglas ranks 29th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 57 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Douglas: Your name in reverse order is Salguod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Udasgol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Douglas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101,458 people with the last name Douglas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Douglas? Douglas was ranked as the 311th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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