Meaning and Origin of the Name Doug

Doug is short for the name Douglas and it is a Scottish name Many people have named their son Douglas but call him Doug as a nickname or a shortened name but then on the other hand there is still going to be some who only pick the name Doug without making the name Douglas.

The meaning of Doug is derived from Scotland and the Gaelic it means dark water and or from the dark river. This Scottish baby name is strong in its heritage.


The popularity of Doug is not that high because it was not even in the top 100 Scottish baby names for the year of 2015.

In the year of 2017 it was not a very popular name either it fell at number nine hundred twenty nine. The most popular time for the name Doug was at its highest around the years of 1942 and 1963. The popularity seems to be decreasing every year. The name Doug was a one point a popular baby name but it is no longer.

Famous People with the Name Doug

There are a few famous Dougs of note:

  • Doug Jones an American Hollywood actor and TV star.
  • Doug Cowie was a Scottish footballer for Dundee.
  • There is also an animated TV series with the name Doug.

Useful Resources

See the name Douglass.
Discover the meaning and popularity of other Scottish boys’ names.

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