Dougal is an anglicized form of Gaelic Dubhghall meaning “black stranger”, composed of Gaelic elements dubh (black; black-haired) and gall (stranger, foreigner), so the name would essentially refer to a dark-haired foreigner, used particularly to refer to Danes.
Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Celtic
Meaning: “black stranger” or “dark-haired foreigner”
Usage: Irish, Scottish
- Dubhghall (Irish, Scottish)
- Dugald (Scottish)