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Meaning of the Name Duncan

The first name Duncan is of Gaelic, Shakespearean, Scottish, Celtic/Gaelic, Celtic, English origin. It is often a boy name. It has the following meaning(s):

Gaelic: Dark Warrior 'Brown-haired.'
Shakespearean: 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Duncan, King of Scotland, Murdered by Macbeth
Scottish: From the Irish Name Donnchadh, Meaning Brown Warrior. Famous Bearer: the Scottish King Duncan I Was Murdered by Macbeth In
Celtic/Gaelic: Dark Skinned Warrior
Celtic: Dark Skinned Fighter
English: Brown Warrior; an Anglicized Form of the Gaelic Donnchadh (Brown Warrior). The Name Was Borne by a 7th-century Saint Who Was Abbot of the Monastery on the Isle of Lona. Pet Names: Dunky
Celtic: Brown Chief, Athletic, Jocular, Confident, Erratic in His Affections

Related Names

Banquo  (Shakespearean)
'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Thane of Lochaber, a General in the King Duncan's Army. After His Murder, His Ghost Appears to Macbeth
Donalbain  (Shakespearean)
'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Younger Son of King Duncan
Donnchadh  (Gaelic)
Brown Warrior; Name Composed of Old Celtic Elements Donn (Brown) and Chadh (Warrior). Anglicization: Duncan
Dun  (Scottish)
Diminutive of Duncan: Brown-skinned Soldier
Dune  (Scottish)
Diminutive of Duncan: Brown-skinned Soldier
Dunn  (Scottish)
Diminutive of Duncan: Brown-skinned Soldier
Isadora  (Greek)
Gift of Isis (This Name is Greek Even Though Isis is an Egyptian Deity). Feminine Variant of Isidore. Famous Bearer: Dancer Isadora Duncan (-)
Macbeth  (Shakespearean)
'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, a General in the King's Army, Who Murders King Duncan and Takes His Crown
Macbeth  (Shakespearean)
'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Lady Macbeth, With to Macbeth Who Urges Him to Murder Duncan, Then Later Goes Mad from Guilt
Malcolm  (Shakespearean)
'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Elder Son of King Duncan

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