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Gender: F Meaning of Doone: "hill, mountain" Origin of Doone: Scottish surname

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Evocative of the sand dunes at the beach, Doone is a relatively rare surname found in Scotland, Ireland and England. It was recently used with this spelling by Olympic medalist Amanda Beard; photographer Diane Arbus named her daughter Doon, inspired, yes, by walks along the sand dunes during her pregnancy.

As a surname, it is associated with the heroine of the novel Lorna Doone.

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In Blackmore's popular romance (1869), Lorna Doone is really Lady Lorna Dugal, daughter of the Earl of Dugal