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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 ..

Alec

Alec
"Man's defender, warrior." Aler and Almo are creative forms. 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." Not Top 2000 names. 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, 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%), Barkley (2%), Barclay (2%), Berk (5%) and Berkley (5%) occur frequently as last names. .. of the the Scottish surname, which ..

Blair

Blair
"Field, plain." Usage of Blair as a boys' name has fallen off since the 1950s. Scottish surname now used as a ..

Bowie
"Blond." Common, with usage of 0.029% for Bowie, Bowen, etc. as children's names in 2015, higher than 0.026% in 2014. 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 0.177% for Bryce and Brice as boys' names in 2015, higher than 0.176% in 2014. .. use of the Scottish surname derived ..

Busby
"Village in the thicket." Busby, Busbey, etc. were not Top birth names in 2015. A busby is also a tall ..

Caden

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

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