First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Douw

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from South Africa says the name Douw is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Douw means "Lover or live" and is of African,Dutch origin.
Other origins: Dutch

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Douw

Simon was born in 1630 in Antwerp. Simon is also known as Simon Johannes van Dou, Simon van Dou, Simon van Douw, and Simon Johannes van Douwen. He passed away in 1677.


Fun Facts about the name Douw

  • When was the first name Douw first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Douw is Thursday, June 18th, 1896.
  • How unique is the name Douw? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Douw. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Douw: Your name in reverse order is Wuod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dwou. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Douw born Feb 22, 1932

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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