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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.


Variations

Scott has 4 variants: Scot, Scottie, Scotto and Scotty.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Buell.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Scott name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Scott outside U.S.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Scot, Scott, Scottie, Scotty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Scott outside U.S.


Similar Names

Scott is alike in pronunciation to Scout. This name tends to be less frequently used than Scott.

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