Duncan: baby boy name meaning and popularity


The Anglicized version of the Scottish name Donnchadh, which means "dark warrior." Such a strong and manly meaning, despite its modern-day association with doughnuts (okay, that's Dunkin, but whatevs) and cake mixes. Who doesn't love that stuff, though?!


Dunn, Dunc.

Famous people named Duncan:

Singer Duncan Sheik; poet Duncan Campbell Scott; father/son U.S. Congressmen Duncan Lee and Duncan Duane Hunter.

Fun fact:

Probably the most famous Duncan is the King Duncan immortalized in Shakespeare's Macbeth, who was an actual person.

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