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Boy Names of Scottish Origin

Scottish baby names and what they mean, for scottish, scotland, scots, with 130 results. These Scottish names are appealing to parents nowadays, though pronunciations can be tricky. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (USAGE OF 3.3%) and are almost as common today (USAGE 2.8%, DOWN 14.4%), but with names such as Ross becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable names for newborns here are Owen (#23), Camden (#124), Lennox (#444), Dallas (#295) and Carson (#81), while Curson (TOP 51%) and Callhan (90%) are conventional surnames. Here is the list of Scottish names for girls.

Scottish names

Alastair - Cailean | Caird - Dee | Denholm - Fergal | Fergus - Gilroy | Gilzean - Lydell | Macadam - Paisley | Patterson - Torquil

Alastair - Cailean

Alastair, var. Allaster1
"Man's defender." Unusual. Alysdair, var. (compare Alair, Artair) ends with -air. Scottish variant of Alistair, from Alexander ..

Alec

Alec
"Man's defender, warrior." Alee is also a marginally favored kid's name. Short form of Alexander.

Allaster2
"Man's defender." Unusual. Compare Allaster and common -er last names Alberter (TOP 81%), Abfalter (49%). See also Allistir. Variant spelling of Alistair ..

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

Aodh
"Fire." Aody and Apodh are creative forms. Modern form of the Old Gaelic ..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barclay
"Birch tree meadow." Bartley (UPPER 1%), Barclay (2%), Barkley (2%), Berk (5%) and Berkley (5%) occur frequently as last names. .. of the the Scottish surname, which ..

Blair

Blair
"Field, plain." Adoption of Blair and variants as boys' names in 2016 was down 2.2% compared to 10 years ago. Scottish surname now used as a ..

Bowie

Bowie
"Blond." Bowie, Bowen, etc. became more trendy in 2016, rising on average +228 positions as children's names with Bowie gaining the most. Colonel James Bowie, scout and originator ..

Boyd

Boyd
.. of the Irish and Scottish surname .. Adoption of Boid and forms was elevated during 1910-1919 and has become reduced, with Boyd becoming somewhat dated.

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

Bryce

Bryce
"Of Britain." Popularly used, with usage of 0.161% for Bryce and Brice as boys' names in 2016, though lower than 0.177% in 2015. .. use of the Scottish surname derived ..

Busby
"Village in the thicket." Busby, Busbey, etc. were not Top birth names in 2016. A busby is also a tall ..

Caden

Caden
"Son of Cadán." Adoption of Caden and variants as baby names in 2016 was 48% less than a decade ago. From the Scottish surname McCadden. Also ..

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