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Boy Name: Duncan

Name: Duncan
Pronunciation: \d(u)-ncan, dun-can\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dark warrior; brown fighter
Origin: Scottish
Variant forms: Dunc, Dunn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 803
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 177


Duncan \d(u)-ncan, dun-can\ as a boy's name is pronounced DUN-kin. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Duncan is "dark warrior; brown fighter". A royal name in early Scotland. Literary: in Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Duncan is king of Scotland. Cabinet-maker Duncan Phyfe.

Duncan has 2 variant forms: Dunc and Dunn.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Duncan.


Duncan is a somewhat popular first name for men (#803 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#177 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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