Meaning and name origin
Scott \s-co-tt\ as a boy's 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 information, see also the related boy name Buell.
Scott is a very popular first name for males (#32 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#34 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Scott for boys. Scott reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Scott and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Scott (#425), Scotty, Scottie and Scot. (2014 statistics).
Scott▼ is also pronounced similarly to Scout. This name tends to be less commonly used than Scott.