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Meaning and name origin

Scout \s-cout\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.


Scout is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Scout for boys. Scout has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Scout is also pronounced similarly to Scot and Scott. Other suggested similar baby names are Scotto and Scotty. These names tend to be more commonly used than Scout.