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Douglas meaning



Meaning of Douglas
Black Water.
Origin of name Douglas
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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.

Famous Name Douglas

  • Douglas Judge

    is an American actor of African American and Cherokee Native descent. He attended the University of Oregon on a football scholarship, and was an all Pacific Ten Conference player. One of his first roles was in a 1990 episode of MacGyver with future Stargate co-star Richard Dean Anderson.


  • Henry Douglas

    was a businessman and politician in Alberta, Canada. He served as an alderman on the Edmonton City Council from 1912 until 1913. Douglas first sought political office in Edmonton's February 1912 municipal election, when he was elected to Edmonton City Council on the strength of first place finish in an eighteen candidate field. He did not run for re-election at the conclusion of his term in December 1913. In the 1915 election, Douglas was elected as a public school trustee after a third place finish out of nine candidates. He was re-elected in 1917, when he topped the field of seven candidates. However, in the 1919 election, the Labour Party ran a full slate of candidates for the first time, and swept the school board elections. Douglas, running as an independent (as were all of the other non-Labour candidates) finished sixth of eight candidates and was defeated. He did not re-enter public life thereafter.


Variant Baby Names of Douglas:

DougDouglassDugaidDoug, Douglass

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Douglas Name also appears in following Origin(s): Scottish, Gaelic, Anglo Saxon, Celtic, English, Irish, Shakespearean

Douglas also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Anglo, English, Scottish, Australian

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  • What does the name Douglas mean? :

    Baby boy name meaning Black Water. in Gaelic. Douglas also named in American, Anglo, English, Scottish, Australian for boy . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of boy name Douglas. What does the name Douglas mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Douglas. History of name and famous personality with Douglas will help to update our database and other website users.

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    Douglas Peters

    is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently serving in the Maryland State Senate, representing the 23rd district in Prince George's County.He became President of The Peters Group, and through his business

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    James Douglas

    was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Head of Hillsborough, Prince Edward Island, the son of Elisha Albert Douglas and Emma Louise Coffin. He became an exporter and farmer by career. He was first elected to Parliament at the Queen's riding in the 1940 general election and re-elected there in the 1945 and 1949 elections. Douglas died on 30 September 1950 before completing his term in the 21st Canadian Parliament.

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