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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 2.9%, DOWN 13.6%), but with names such as Blair becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable names for newborns here are Camden (#104), Owen (#36), Dallas (#255), Lennox (#488) and Kameron (#245), 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 ..

"Man's defender, warrior." Aler and Almo are creative forms. 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.

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

"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 2015. 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 ..