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What does Scout mean?

Scout Pronunciation of Scout [scout] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Scout) is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Scout is "to listen". Occupational name: someone who gathers information quietly. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore named their daughter Scout, but the name is unusual enough to apply to both genders.

Associated with: occupational.


Creative forms:
(male) Seout, Shaout, ..

(female) Scoby, Scota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Scout Dhruv (S.D.), ..

How popular is Scout?

Scout is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#123314 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Scout has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scout name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Scout is pronounced similarly to Scot, Scott and Skeet. Other recommended names are Arnout, Cnut, Herut (see Cherut), Knut, Saint, Saul, Schultz, Schura (see Shura), Scottie, Scotto, Scotty, Shaul, Shaun, Shoda, Shonn, Shoura, Shug, Sion, Sior, Siors, Siorus, Sloan, Smoky, Sofus, Sol, Spud, Stone, Storm, Sujit and Syon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Scout.

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