Anglicized form of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, meaning "dark river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river". Douglas was originally a river name, which then became a Scottish clan name (belonging to a powerful line of Scottish earls). It has been used as a given name since the 16th century. - quoted from Behind The Name entry
My grandfather and uncle are named Douglas Bruce and both go by the nickname Doug (Dougie when they were boys) and among the family they are known as "Big Doug" and "Little Doug".
I might consider using Douglas as a middle name to honor my grandpa. I like the combos Ciaran Douglas or Callum Douglas.
What do you think of the name Douglas?
Do you know anyone with this name?
What other names would you pair it with?