Gender: Male Meaning of Dougal: "dark stranger" Origin of Dougal: Scottish

Dougal Origin and Meaning

The name Dougal is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "dark stranger".

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.

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Famous People Named Dougal

Pop Culture References for the name Dougal

Dugal, Dougal, Doug, Dugald, Duggie, Dugall

Dougal's International Variations

Dùghall (Scottish Gaelic)


Fluffykitten101 Says:


Dougal the dog! Anyone? Lol.

Hailey Says:


Dougal MacKenzie, of the Outlander series.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I prefer Dougan, but this isn't bad.

CaribbeanQueen Says:


Cute! Different.