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).
English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in Cheshire, Hampshire, and Staffordshire. These are all named in Old English as cyningeslēah ‘the woodland clearing (Old English lēah) of the king (cyning)’.