Type River & Settlement
Usage Scottish
Pronounced Pron. DUG-ləs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). This is the name of a tributary of the River Clyde called the Douglas Water, as well as a town that sits upon it in Lanarkshire.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantDouglas(Scottish)
Surname DescendantsDouglas, Douglass(Scottish)
Entry updated December 7, 2022