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Douglas Name Popularity

How popular is the name Douglas? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 177 118 0.0335%
1911 190 120 0.0322%
1912 168 307 0.0609%
1913 163 390 0.0688%
1914 176 472 0.0677%
1915 158 703 0.0774%
1916 149 792 0.082%
1917 137 964 0.0964%
1918 114 1,424 0.1327%
1919 121 1,310 0.1251%
1920 106 1,645 0.1479%
1921 111 1,548 0.1352%
1922 105 1,623 0.1457%
1923 108 1,591 0.142%
1924 105 1,669 0.1437%
1925 103 1,667 0.1475%
1926 102 1,770 0.1609%
1927 104 1,806 0.1632%
1928 101 1,895 0.1771%
1929 97 1,957 0.1889%
1930 89 2,159 0.2067%
1931 85 2,197 0.2226%
1932 85 2,279 0.2307%
1933 81 2,240 0.2404%
1934 72 2,535 0.2622%
1935 74 2,517 0.259%
1936 78 2,366 0.2456%
1937 74 2,598 0.2637%
1938 60 3,500 0.3419%
1939 58 3,556 0.3496%
1940 56 3,729 0.3508%
1941 53 4,144 0.3682%
1942 23 11,231 0.8894%
1943 28 8,238 0.631%
1944 34 6,997 0.5646%
1945 29 7,392 0.6061%
1946 34 8,332 0.5647%
1947 31 9,896 0.5928%
1948 33 9,467 0.593%
1949 29 11,323 0.7039%
1950 28 12,265 0.7617%
1951 27 13,898 0.8197%
1952 28 13,685 0.784%
1953 27 14,136 0.7987%
1954 29 14,702 0.8043%
1955 29 15,318 0.8328%
1956 29 16,364 0.8664%
1957 30 16,724 0.8691%
1958 30 15,776 0.8347%
1959 30 15,281 0.8043%
1960 30 15,147 0.7994%
1961 28 15,965 0.8456%
1962 27 15,916 0.8669%
1963 28 15,100 0.8412%
1964 31 14,609 0.83%
1965 32 12,787 0.7819%
1966 33 11,404 0.7304%
1967 33 11,431 0.7533%
1968 33 11,413 0.7601%
1969 34 11,249 0.7302%
1970 36 10,417 0.6546%
1971 39 8,740 0.5816%
1972 43 7,394 0.5429%
1973 47 6,601 0.5092%
1974 52 5,848 0.4499%
1975 55 5,354 0.4166%
1976 56 5,234 0.4061%
1977 59 5,297 0.393%
1978 59 5,150 0.3831%
1979 58 5,169 0.3666%
1980 62 5,182 0.3544%
1981 64 4,789 0.3258%
1982 68 4,514 0.3021%
1983 69 4,181 0.2833%
1984 71 4,144 0.2786%
1985 76 4,025 0.2652%
1986 82 3,761 0.2492%
1987 85 3,802 0.2491%
1988 88 3,654 0.2345%
1989 92 3,700 0.2293%
1990 103 3,539 0.2135%
1991 109 3,152 0.1934%
1992 126 2,627 0.1646%
1993 138 2,454 0.1574%
1994 156 2,147 0.1399%
1995 167 1,934 0.1283%
1996 180 1,780 0.1189%
1997 200 1,570 0.1062%
1998 226 1,381 0.0923%
1999 246 1,274 0.0851%
2000 275 1,138 0.0745%
2001 283 1,053 0.0699%
2002 304 929 0.062%
2003 304 955 0.0628%
2004 353 767 0.0503%
2005 358 793 0.0519%
2006 360 795 0.0508%
2007 395 725 0.046%
2008 423 654 0.0423%
2009 472 538 0.036%
2010 483 498 0.0346%
2011 502 474 0.0333%
2012 564 412 0.0289%
2013 525 457 0.0321%
2014 604 390 0.0268%
2015 612 383 0.0263%
2016 584 408 0.0283%
2017 611 370 0.0265%
2018 663 307 0.0223%
2019 640 343 0.0253%
2020 734 278 0.0218%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Doug

Black river

Scottish


What names are variants of Douglas?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Doug

Black river

Scottish

Douglass

Black river

Scottish

Dugaid

Black river

Scottish


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3 Comments

  1. His name is after his grandfather he is 3rd generation!

  2. I named him after my dad. My dad and I was very close. My dad died last year in March from cancer.

  3. That is his Dad’s name. Also I love it.


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