Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Dougal

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

Variants:

  • Dubhghall (Irish, Scottish)
  • Dugald (Scottish)

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