[ 3 syll. mac-dou-gal, ma-cdoug-al ] The baby boy name Macdougal is pronounced MAHKDUWGAHL †. Macdougal's language of origin is Scottish Gaelic and it is predominantly used in English. The meaning of Macdougal is 'son of the dark stranger'. It is from the word mac with the meaning 'son'. The first name is derived from the notable Scottish surname, which is itself from the Old Gaelic 'Mac Dubhghaill'; the clan is descended from Dugall, the eldest son of Somerled of the Isles. Dubhgall, meaning 'dark stranger', originated as a byname used by native Scots and Irish for the dark-haired Danish Viking conquerors.
Macdougal has 15 variations. Variations of Macdougal include Dougal, Mac, MacDougal, MacDougall, MacDowell, MacDubhgall, Macdowell, Macdubhgall, Mack, Makdougall, McDougal, McDougall, McDowell, McDubhgall, and Mcdougal.
Macdougal is not popular as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000. In 2018, within the family of boy names directly related to Macdougal, Mack was the most commonly used.
† Pronunciation for Macdougal: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"