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Douglas was formerly used as a girl's name in English during the 17th and 18th centuries, but now it is used for boys.
Compound of Dubh, “black” and glas “green, blue, grey.” More in use in Scotland, this Gaelic name was a common title for rivers and may have been used to denote someone who lived near a river.
Douglas was originally a river name, which became a Scottish clan name . It has been used as a name since the 16th century.
Douglas Name also appears in following Origin(s): Scottish, Gaelic, Anglo Saxon, Celtic, English, Irish, Shakespearean
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is a former American professional basketball player who was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft. A 6'3" point guard from La Salle University, Overton played in 11 NBA seasons for 8 different teams. He played for the Washington Bullets, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers.
was a Dominican politician. In 2000 he was prime minister of the Caribbean island for eight months, from 3 February 2000 until his death later that year. Douglas appealed during his political career to the cause of the socialist radical reformers. At the parliamentary elections on 31 January 2000 he led the Dominica Labour Party to victory against the governing United Workers Party of Prime Minister Edison James. He formed a coalition with the moderate Dominica Freedom Party and began office on 3 February 2000.