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Scottish names are appealing to parents nowadays, though pronunciations can be tricky. Baby names of Scottish origin, for scottish, scotland, scots.

These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 3.3%) and are almost as common today (usage 2.9%, down 12%), but with names such as Donnell becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable names for newborns here are Camden (#100), Owen (#36), Dallas (#268), Lennox (#585) and Callan (#668).

Here is the list of Scottish names for girls.


Names may be associated with an origin, eg. Nelson is associated with "African" but is not of African origin.

Alastair - Cailean

Page 1/7 of 130 Scottish names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scottish names: Alec, Blair, Boyd, Bryce, Caden

Alastair [Allaster1, .. more]
"Man's defender." Agatair and Alasar are kreatif forms. Scottish variant of Alistair, from Alexander ..

"Man's defender, warrior." Listed in Top 2000. Short form of Alexander.

"Man's defender." Unusual. Compare Allaster and common -er last names Alberter (top 81%), Abfalter (49%). See also Allistir. Variant spelling of Alistair ..

"Fair." Alpin, Macalpin, etc. are seldom found as men's names. From Albinus (Latin) "white" via Ailpein.

"Fire." Not Top 2000 names. Modern form of the Old Gaelic ..

Place name .. Rather unusual as a birth name, Argyle exists more frequently as a surname.

Place name .. Uncommon as a children's name, but Arran is comparable to the more common Aron. See also Orran.

Variant of Arthur. Artair is rarely occurring as a men's name. See also Altair.

"Poet, one who sings ballads." Not in Top 2000. From the English word "Bard" ..

Pet form of Archibald. Baldie is not in the Top 2000. See also Bald.

"Unleavened oat bread." Unusual. Bannock (cf. Bendick, Braddock) ends with -ck. The name may indicate an ancestor ..

"Birch tree meadow." Somewhat common as children's names, Barclay, Berkie, etc. are similar to the popular Bernie. .. of the the Scottish surname, which ..

"Field, plain." Blair (upper 1%) and Blaire (51%) exist often as surnames. Scottish surname now used as a ..

"Blond." Bow (upper 10%), Bowen (1%) and Bowie (2%) appear often as surnames. Colonel James Bowie, scout and originator ..

.. of the Irish and Scottish surname .. Boyd is commonly used as a version.

"Bramble." Brann and variants are rarely used as boys' names. In Hebrew, short form of Abram ..

"Of Britain." Bryce has been the top favorite. .. use of the Scottish surname derived ..

"Village in the thicket." Busby, Busbey, etc. were not Top birth names in 2014. A busby is also a tall ..

"Son of Cadán." Cadan, Cadon and Caedan are more uncommon as variant forms of Caden. From the Scottish surname McCadden. Also ..

"Pup, whelp." Rather uncommon as a birth name. Also a Scottish form of Columba ..

Quick Reference

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

1. Alastair - Cailean
Alastair [Allaster], Alec, Allaster, Alpin, Aodh, Argyle, Arran, Artair, Baird, Baldie, Bannock, Barclay, Blair, Bowie, Boyd, Bram, Bryce, Busby, Caden, Cailean

2. Caird - Dee
Caird, Cairn, Callan [Cailean], Calum, Camden, Cameron [Kameron], Campbell, Carmichael, Carson, Christie, Clyde, Coburn, Colin [Cailean], Collin, Conall, Craig, Creighton, Dallas, Dalziel, Dee

3. Denholm - Fergal
Denholm, Donald [Donnell], Donnell, Douglas, Duncan, Dunlop, Dunmore, Eachann, Edan, Eibhear, Ellair, Erskine, Euan [Owen, ..], Eunan, Evan [Owen, ..], Ewan [Euan], Ewart, Fairbairn, Farquhar, Fergal

4. Fergus - Gilroy
Fergus, Fife [Fyfe], Fillan, Fingal, Finlay, Forbes, Fraser [Fraser], Fyfe [Fife], Galbraith, Geddes, Gibbes, Gilbride, Gillanders, Gillean, Gillecalum, Gillemartin, Gilleonain, Gillespie, Gillies, Gilroy

5. Gilzean - Lydell
Gilzean, Glendon, Gregor, Hamilton, Hamish, Hewie, Hume, Ian, Innes, Kade, Kameron [Cameron], Keith, Kendrew, Laird, Leith, Lennox, Leslie, Lorne, Lundy, Lydell

6. Macadam - Paisley
Macadam, Macallister, Macardle, Macarthur, Macdonald, Macdougal [Macdougal], Machenry, Macniel, Malcolm, Mc-, Monroe, Morven, Muir, Mungo, Murdock, Nairn, Napier, Nicol, Owen [Ewan], Paisley

7. Patterson - Torquil
Patterson, Ralston, Roslin, Ross, Selkirk, Stennis, Tadhg, Tay, Thane, Torquil