Name: Duncan

Origin and Meaning of the Name Duncan

  • Meaning:
    Brown chief
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Brown chief
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (DUN kin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Duncan

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  • Used in:
    English and Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    There have been two Scottish kings named Duncan. Duncan I was portrayed in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth', where he is killed by Macbeth. In real life, Duncan was killed in battle.

    Duncan Fletcher is a former cricket player and coach.

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Popularity Rank of Duncan (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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