The name Dougal is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "dark stranger". Dougal and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".
From the experts:
Heard in the Scottish highlands, and much more in tune with the present times than the dated Douglas — for which it could make a perfect tribute name.
Dougal was the Scottish nickname for invading dark-haired Danish Vikings, just as Fingal was given to the blonder Norwegians.
Dougray, as in actor Dougray Scott, is a similarly appealing choice.