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Of Scottish Celtic origin.

It means “dark stranger”.

From the Gaelic name Dubhghall, or Dùghall.

From the words “dubh”, meaning “dark” and “gall”, meaning “stranger”.

Dougal was used as a family name. It was recorded for the first time, in the form of Dufgal, in 1128, in St. Serf’s Island in Scotland.

Other forms of the name are Dugald, Doug, Dùghal.

In 2014, Dougal was ranked #680 in Scotland and has never entered the top-1000 baby names’ list in the U.S.A.

Famous bearers are Dougal Wilson, Dougal Butler, Dougal Dixon, Dougal Haston.