The name "Duncan" is the anglicised form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh meaning "brown warrior", derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "warrior". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play Macbeth (1606).
Notes and references
- He must have at least been in his second year in 1993, as first years aren't generally allowed to try out for the teams.
- "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."