Douglas

Douglas - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Douglas, meaning black water, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #178. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Douglas and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Douglas? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Douglas. The baby boy name Douglas was given to 405 baby boys in 2012, ranking #574 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,052 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Douglas peaked in popularity 77 years ago in 1942 on position 23.



Famous with this name

Michael Douglas
Katie Douglas
Sarah Douglas


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Douglas is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Douglas is currently topping the baby name charts in Connecticut at position #291 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,229.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Douglas is where you live.


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Douglas origin and meaning

Douglas is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means black water. To see famous people named Douglas, pop culture references for the name Douglas and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Douglas

We've found the following names that sound similar to Douglas, sorted by popularity.

Douglass / Duglas /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012574
2011505
2010484
2009475
2008425
2007395
2006360
2005358
2004353
2003305
2002304
2001283
2000275
1999246
1998226
1997199
1996180
1995167
1994156
1993138
1992127
1991109
1990103
198992
198888
198785
198682
198576
198471
198369
198268
198164
198062
197958
197859
197759
197656
197555
197452
197347
197243
197139
197036
196934
196833
196733
196633
196532
196431
196328
196227
196128
196030
195930
195830
195730
195629
195529
195429
195327
195228
195127
195028
194929
194833
194731
194634
194529
194434
194328
194223
194153
194056
193958
193860
193774
193678
193574
193472
193380
193285
193185
193089
192997
1928101
1927104
1926102
1925103
1924105
1923108
1922105
1921111
1920106
1919121
1918114
1917137
1916149
1915158
1914176
1913163
1912169
1911190
1910178

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Connecticut291
Pennsylvania369
Maryland377
Alabama406
Minnesota407
Michigan411
Ohio422
Idaho441
Wisconsin443
Virginia494
New York495
Mississippi512
Massachusetts538
South Carolina552
Florida566
Tennessee568
California571
Colorado579
Georgia594
Washington595
Utah636
Indiana637
Texas651
New Jersey655
Kentucky677
Louisiana685
North Carolina735
Arizona754
Illinois1229

Even more about Douglas


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Douglas a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Douglas?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1942
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Douglas
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,052
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +405

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