Douglas

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a place name, Scottish Gaelic dubh (black) + glais (stream).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌɡləs/
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Douglas (countable and uncountable, plural Douglases)

  1. (countable) A habitational surname from Scottish Gaelic of Scottish origin.
  2. (countable) A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A place name or the name of a geographical feature, often given after a person, notably held by:
    1. Douglas, the capital city of the Isle of Man.
    2. A number of places in the United Kingdom:
      1. A locality in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
      2. A river in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, England.
      3. An area in eastern Dundee, Scotland; in full, Douglas and Angus.
      4. A village in South Lanarkshire council area, Scotland, the origin of Clan Douglas and the Lords of Douglas (OS grid ref NS8330).
    3. A village and suburb of Cork, County Cork, Ireland.
    4. A village in Belize.
    5. A settlement in East Falkland, Falkland Islands.
    6. A town in Northern Cape, South Africa.
    7. A number of places in Australasia:
      1. A suburb of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
      2. A locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland.
      3. A rural locality in Taranaki, New Zealand.
      4. A small community in South Canterbury, New Zealand.
    8. A number of places in Canada:
      1. A locality in Surrey, British Columbia.
      2. A settlement in the Rural Municipality of Elton, Manitoba.
      3. A suburban community in York County, New Brunswick.
      4. A community in Admaston/Bromley, Renfrew County, Ontario.
    9. A number of places in the United States:
      1. A town in Marshall County, Alabama.
      2. A community on Douglas Island, Alaska, directly across from Juneau.
      3. A city in Cochise County, Arizona.
      4. A city in Coffee County, Georgia.
      5. A neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
      6. An unincorporated community in Knox County, Illinois.
      7. An unincorporated community in St. Clair County, Illinois.
      8. An unincorporated community in Gibson County, Indiana.
      9. A town in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
      10. A city in Allegan County, Michigan.
      11. An unincorporated community in Olmsted County, Minnesota.
      12. The former alternative name of Oak Ridge, Pemiscot County, Missouri.
      13. A village in Otoe County, Nebraska.
      14. A tiny city in Ward County, North Dakota.
      15. An unincorporated community in Putnam County, Ohio.
      16. A tiny town in Garfield County, Oklahoma.
      17. An unincorporated community in Douglas County, Washington.
      18. An unincorporated community in Calhoun County, West Virginia.
      19. A small town in Marquette County, Wisconsin.
      20. A small city, the county seat of Converse County, Wyoming.

Quotations[edit]

  • c. 1597 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene v]:
    The noble Scot, Lord Douglas, when he saw
    The fortune of the day quite turn'd from him
    The noble Percy slain, and all his men
    Upon the foot of fear, fled with the rest.
  • 1756 John Home, Douglas: A Tragedy, Prologue
    Douglas, a name through all the world renown'd,
    A name that rouses like the trumpet's sound!
  • 1960 Muriel Spark, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, New Directions Publishing, 1999, page 68-69
    'Just call me Dougal,' said Dougal.
    'Douglas,' she said, pronouncing it 'Dooglass'.
    'No, Dougal - Douglas is my surname.'
    'Oh, Dougal Douglas. Dougal's the first name.'

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Douglas f

  1. Douglas (the capital city of the Isle of Man, United Kingdom)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Douglas.

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Douglas m

  1. a male given name from English, equivalent to English Douglas

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Douglas f

  1. Douglas (the capital city of the Isle of Man, United Kingdom)