Anglicized form of the Irish name Dubhán or of the surname (Ó Dubháin) derived from it. Its popularity in the English-speaking world in the mid-1950s was influenced by the U.S. guitarist Duane Eddy (b. 1938).
French: habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from any of several minor places in northern France named Marais, from Old French mareis ‘marsh’. In some cases, the name may simply have been topographical.