What does Scott mean?
Scott \s-co-tt\ as a boys' name is pronounced skaht. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Scott is "from Scotland, a Scotsman". Mainly used in the 20th century. Actors Scott Glenn, Scott Caan; authors Scott Peck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scott Turow; musician Scott Joplin; basketball player Scottie Pippen.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Buell.
Scott is a very prominent first name for males (#32 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#36 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Scott for boys. Scott reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #425 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Scott (#425 in 2014) are Scotty, Scottie and Scot. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.7003%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1438%, down 79.5%), with the versions Scott, Scot, Scotty and Scottie becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Scott and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Scott▼ is alike in pronunciation to Scout. This name tends to be less frequently used than Scott.