Spelling variation of word name Dune or Scottish surname
"brown or dark"

Doon Origin and Meaning

The name Doon is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "brown or dark".
Photographer Diane Arbus named her daughter Doon, inspired by the sand dunes she walked among when pregnant. Used this way, Doon might be considered a nature name, a refashioning of the word dune. But Doon might also stem from the familiar Scottish surname Dunn or Dunne, which means brown or dark, originally used for a dark-haired person.

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Famous People Named Doon

  • Doon Arbusdaughter of photographer Diane Arbus and actor Allan Arbus, and a writer and journalist
  • DoonCountess Granville (1931,2004), member of the Guinness brewing family
  • Doon Mackichan (1962), British comedienne/actress