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Douwe or Douw is a Dutch given name of West Frisian origin and probably meaning "dove" (Frisian:dou).[1] Notable people with the name include:

See also[edit]

  • Douwe Egberts, coffee brand named after Douwe Egberts de Jong (1755–1806), Frisian-Dutch merchant and coffee roaster


  1. ^ Douwe at the Meertens Institute database of given names in the Netherlands.