Type Surname (from location)
Usage Scottish
Pronounced Pron. DUG-ləs

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Gaelic Dubhghlas, which meant "dark river" from dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). This is the name of various places in Scotland, such as a tributary of the River Clyde.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantDouglas(Scottish)


Entry updated January 22, 2019