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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Meaning of Douglas in Gaelic origin/culture for Boy name with history and fame details.