Duncan Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Duncan:
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Donnchadh, a Gaelic name composed of Old Celtic elements donn (brown) and chadh (warrior).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Duncan? What are his siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Duncan
Contribute your knowledge to the name Duncan
- Comments and insights on the name Duncan
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.
Every time I hear this name, I think of the nickname Dunny. Who wants to be a toilet?
- Personal experiences with the name Duncan
Our Duncan gets lots of Dunkin' Donuts references. Might be annoying for someone who's overweight.
- Nicknames for Duncan
Dunc, Dunky, Dunny, Dunkster, Dunn, Duke, Dan, Duckie, Ducky
- Meanings and history of the name Duncan
- Famous real-life people named Duncan
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
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, Canadian cartoon character in Total Drama series.
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.
"Duncan" is a Paul Simon song.