Duncan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Duncan

Duncan

Pronunciation: DUHN-kin (key)

Origin of the name Duncan:

Anglicized form of the Gaelic Donnchadh, a Gaelic name composed of Old Celtic elements donn (brown) and chadh (warrior).

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I always think of Duncan Mcleod of the clan Mcleod from Highlander. I LOVE the movies and T.V. series so I LOVE the name :D I also like Connor by the way. :)

I don't know why, but whenever I hear this name, I picture chicken and dumplings. This is weird since Duncan and Dumpling look nothing alike, but that's the way my brain works, I guess. I'm hungry now.

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Our Duncan gets lots of Dunkin' Donuts references. Might be annoying for someone who's overweight.

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Duncky dunc! ; Dan
Dunky

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Traditionally Scottish

Famous real-life people named Duncan: | Edit

Duncan I, king of Scotland.
Duncan Grant, Bloomsbury artist.
Duncan Hines, restaurant reviewer who gave his name to a line of food products.
Duncan Sandys, British politician and son-in-law of Winston Churchill.
Duncan Sheik (born 18 November 1969), American Grammy- and Tony-winning singer-songwriter and composer.
Duncan James, English singer, actor, and presenter.
Duncan Jones, Film-maker and David Bowie's son.

Duncan in song, story & screen: | Edit

There are a series of kids books by Barbara Samuels about a little girl named Dolores. In the one titled "Duncan and Dolores", Dolores is upset because their cat Duncan prefers her older sister Faye. Dolores spends the book trying to win Duncan's affection.
Duncan Quagmire, character in Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"
Duncan, murdered king in Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
Duncan Idaho, a character in Frank Herbert's "Dune" series of books
Major Duncan Heyward was a British officer during the French & Indian War in the various movie versions based on the book "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper.

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