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44 baby names of Scottish origin, for scottish, scotland.

These girl names reached the apex of their popularity 64 years ago (usage of 1.63%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 1.07%, 34.3%), with names such as Leslie becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable baby names in this compilation are Paisley (#53), Kenzie (#244), Fiona (#204), Freya (#584) and Mckenzie (#145).

Here is the list of Scottish names for boys.


Aberdeen - Euna | Finola - Mckenzie | Neilina - Ross


Aberdeen
city in northeast Scotland. Popular as last name. Compare Aberdeen (top 73%) with common -en surnames Arendsen (top 55%), Andreen (33%).

Alastair
"Man's defender." Not in popularity charts. Scottish variant of Alexander.

Annot
"Light." Not in popularity charts.

Aoife
"Beautiful, radiant." Not widespread. Aoife and Aoibhe are not found in the US Demographics. From "aoibh" meaning beauty ..

ArdisArdis
Variant of Ardith. A slightly quaint girls' name, Ardis exists more commonly as a surname. See also Ardin.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scottish names: Ardis, Blair, Bonnie, Bryce, Cameron

BlairBlair
"Plain, field." Blair and Blaire are Top 2000 baby names. .. transferred use of the Scottish surname ..

BonnieBonnie
"Fine, attractive, pretty." A familiar birth name (#866 in 2014) which also occurs somewhat often as a last name. From the Scottish word "bonnie" and ..

BryceBryce
Feminine of Bricius, a saint's name. Gender-neutral name. Bryce is rarely used as a given name, appearing often (upper 5%) as a surname.

Callan
"Rock." A quaint baby name, Callan is found more often as a surname. Also from an Irish surname derived ..

CameronCameron
"Crooked nose." Usage of Cameron as a girls' name has diminished circa 1999. Scottish Highlands clan surname derived from ..

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scottish names: Campbell, Carson, Dallas, Davina, Drew

CampbellCampbell
"Crooked mouth." A conventional girls' name (#1075 a year ago), Campbell is also used often as a surname. Also a boys' name. .. masculine name in Scotland, but used ..

CarsonCarson
Surname .. Cason and Kason are more unconventional as variant forms of Carson.

DallasDallas
"From the dales, the valley meadows." A conventional baby name (#580 the previous year), Dallas also occurs frequently as a last name. .. a village in Scotland, used as ..

DavinaDavina
"Beloved." Unconventional, with usage of 0.007% for Davina, Davy, etc. as girls' names in 2014, higher than 0.005% in 2013. Feminine of David.

Donalda
"World mighty." Dona, Donetta, Donia and Donita are prevalent as variant forms of Donalda. Feminine of Donald.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scottish names: Elsie, Euna

DrewDrew
Short form of Andrew (Greek) "masculine" .. Drew became less trendy in 2014, dropping -77 positions as a baby name to reach #1169. Gender-neutral name.

Eilidh
"Sun ray." Rather unusual as a children's name. Modern coinage from English Ellie, from ..

ElsieElsie
"God is my oath." Elsie and Elsy became more popular in 2014, gaining +29 rankings as baby names with Elsie gaining the most. Variant of Elspie, a pet form ..

Elspeth
"God is my oath." Eleth and Elyspeth are kreatif forms. Scottish short form of Elizabeth. Author ..

EunaEuna
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name .. Less common today. Euna last appeared in 1930-1939 in the Top 2000. See also Muna.

Quick Reference

Index of all names [and variants] for Scottish names for girls.

1. Aberdeen - Euna
Aberdeen, Alastair, Annot, Aoife, Ardis, Blair, Bonnie, Bryce, Callan [Kallan], Cameron [Kameron], Campbell, Carson, Dallas, Davina, Donalda, Drew, Eilidh, Elsie, Elspeth, Euna

2. Finola - Mckenzie
Finola, Fiona, Freya, Greer, Innes, Jamison, Janet, Kallan, Kameron, Keitha, Kenzie, Kirsty, Kyle, Leith, Leslie, Lilias, Logan, Lorna, Mckenna, Mckenzie

3. Neilina - Ross
Neilina, Oona, Paisley, Ross

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