Duncan name meaning

Updated: March 13th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Irish and Celtic
Usage: English, Gaelic and Scottish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Duncan d(u)-ncan
Meaning: Brown Fighter, Helmeted and Brown and Warrior
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What does Duncan mean?

Origin of Darling and Conifer Duncan is in Old Irish and Celtic, meaning of Duncan is "Dark-skinned Warrior, Helmeted or Brown and Warrior", a unisex name is substantially used in Scottish, English and Gaelic.

The name is celebrated on May 19th.

How do I pronounce Duncan?

You can pronounce the three syllabled name Duncan as d(u)-ncan. dun-can or duh-n-kin are another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Duncan

Donnchadh, Donagh, Dennis

Names that rhyme with Duncan

How popular is the name Duncan?

Duncan was a popular name in United States. Over 19708 babies have been named Duncan since 1880. When at its peak in 1997, 644 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 378th position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 140 years. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 500 baby names 16 times Duncan used to be a common name in England and Wales, first appeared in 1996 and over 1122 babies have been given the name in 23 years.

When at the peak of its usage in 1996,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 23 years. Also, Duncan was a common name in France. Over 1320 babies have been named Duncan since 1982.

At its zenith in 1998,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 35 years.

Duncan is a unique baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 500 names.

In 2015, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 443 on boy names chart when 33 babies were named Duncan. The given name is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, even after 23 years of usage and 113 bearers, the name could just made to the top 184 names in 1971 before vanishing in 2004.

Over 113 babies in Ireland have been named Duncan. In Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and achieved its top ranking of 412 in 1999. Over 197 people have been named Duncan in Belgium.

Duncan is a rare baby name in Netherlands where it is still in use. But Duncan is a popular baby name in Kenya where every 1 in 1000 have the name as well as in, England, Scotland, Malawi, South Africa, Canada and Australia.

At least, 170000 people globally have been given the name as per our findings.

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Duncan in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Duncan

In love, you act childish and don't care much about the feelings of your partner because you start relationships without falling in love first. Once you fall in love, everything changes. Having letter D as your cornerstone reveals your realistic attitude toward life. Learn how to put your skills and abilities to work and get things done on your own. When it comes to love, you are loyal to one partner only.

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  •  Woannick is originated from Celtic, Woannick means "Shrub or Yew"
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Sibling Names for Duncan

Are you considering naming your baby boy "Duncan"? If so, you may be interested in finding a sibling name that complements this strong and classic choice. From traditional to modern, here are some suggestions for sibling names that pair well with Duncan.

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Famous people named Duncan

  • Duncan Campbell, Scots nobleman
  • Duncan Forbes, Scottish linguist
  • Duncan Kyle,
  • Duncan Hallas, prominent member of the Trotskyist movement and a leading member of the Socialist Workers Party
  • Duncan McDuffie, real estate developer, conservationist
  • Duncan Ingraham, officer in the United States Navy
  • Duncan McFarlan, United States Democratic-Republican U.S. Congressman
  • Duncan Lee, was confidential assistant to Maj
  • Duncan McNeill, 1st Baron Colonsay, Scottish advocate, judge and Tory politician
  • Duncan Campbell, Scottish Evangelist,
  • Duncan Lloyd McLeod, (May 26, 1874—May 10, 1935
  • Duncan Stuart McLeod, politician in Manitoba, Canada
  • Duncan Campbell, British journalist and author
  • Duncan Cameron, (August 1, 1865
  • Duncan Cameron, politician in Manitoba, Canada
  • Duncan Cameron, Canadian fur trader and political figure
  • Duncan Wood, British comedy producer, director and writer
  • Duncan Ban MacIntyre, is one of the most renowned of Scottish Gaelic poets and formed an integral part of one of the golden ages of Gaelic poetry
  • Duncan Beattie, Progressive Conservative Member of the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Hamilton Mountain
  • Duncan Bell, Scottish stage and screen actor
  • Duncan McCall, businessman and political figure in Upper Canada
  • Duncan Forbes, Scottish politician
  • Duncan Glen, Scottish poet
  • Duncan Inglis Cameron, university administrator and Secretary of Heriot-Watt University
  • Duncan McGillivray, explorer and fur trader
  • Duncan Cameron, Canadian photojournalist
  • Duncan Lindsay, Scottish professional football centre-forward
  • Duncan Gifford, Australian-born award-winning concert pianist and teacher
  • Duncan Gillis, Canadian athlete
  • Duncan Stewart, Uruguayan president of Scottish Argentine origin
  • Duncan Mansfield, was in the United States Marine Corps
  • Duncan T. O'Brien, American politician from New York
  • Duncan MacGregor Crerar, Scottish poet
  • Duncan Selby Hutcheon, Canadian provincial politician
  • Duncan Chessell, Australian explorer, mountain guide
  • Duncan McLaren, Scottish Liberal Party politician and political writer
  • Duncan Pflaster, American Off-Off-Broadway playwright
  • Duncan Fallowell, English novelist, travel writer, memoirist
  • Duncan McLean, Scottish novelist, playwright
  • Duncan Pow, British actor from Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Duncan Forbes, British poet
  • Duncan Mackinnon, British rower
  • Duncan Carse, English explorer and actor
  • Duncan J. Watts, sociologist and principal researcher at Microsoft Research
  • Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School
  • Duncan Mackenzie, Scottish archaeologist
  • Duncan Archibald Graham, Canadian physician and academic
  • Duncan Sommerville, Scottish mathematician and astronomer
  • Duncan R. Derry, internationally known Canadian economic geologist
  • Duncan McCargo, is Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds
  • Duncan II of Scotland, was king of Scots
  • Duncan I of Scotland, was king of Scotland from 1034 to 1040
  • Duncan Grant, British painter and designer of textiles, pottery
  • Duncan Sandys, British politician and minister in successive Conservative governments
  • Duncan Black, Scottish economist
  • Duncan Cameron, British Army officer
  • Duncan Hunter, American politician

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