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Duncan Name Meaning and Origin

Duncan Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Dark warrior, brown chief

Name Origin


The name Duncan means 'dark warrior' or 'brown chief' in Scottish Gaelic. It originates from Scotland and has a strong historical significance in Scottish culture.

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Duncan Phonetic Appeal

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Duncan is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of syllables, making it a fluent name to say.

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The name Duncan has a good rhythm with two clear syllables, giving it a balanced and pleasant sound.

Famous People Named Duncan

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● Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones is a British film director and the son of musician David Bowie. He is known for directing science fiction films such as 'Moon' and 'Source Code'.

● Duncan Keith

Duncan Keith is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who has won multiple Stanley Cup championships with the Chicago Blackhawks.

● Duncan Hines

Duncan Hines was an American pioneer of restaurant ratings for travelers in the 20th century. His name later became associated with a popular line of food products.

Duncan Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Duncan

While the name Duncan itself does not have inherently negative connotations, in popular culture, it is sometimes associated with the character Duncan from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', who is a treacherous and murderous figure. This literary connection may evoke negative associations for some.

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