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What does Scott mean?

Scott Pronunciation of Scott as a boys' name is pronounced skaht. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Scott is "from Scotland, a Scotsman". Mainly used in the 20th century. Actors Scott Glenn, Scott Caan; authors Scott Peck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scott Turow; musician Scott Joplin; basketball player Scottie Pippen.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, scotland, 20th century (modern)


VARIANTS Scot, Scottie, Scotto, Scotty


(male) Scota, ..

(female) Scoda, ..

Scott Augustus (S.A.), ..

How popular is Scott?

Scott is a very prominent first name for males (#32 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#36 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Scott reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #520 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scott name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Scott outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Scott (#520 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Buell, Scot, Scottie and Scotty. These relations of Scott reached the height of their popularity 6 decades ago (USAGE OF 1.45%) and are now much less conventional (USAGE 0.03%, 98%), with versions such as Scotty falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scott, Buell, Scot, Scottie, Scotty in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Scott outside U.S.

Similar Names

Scott is alike in pronunciation to Scout and Skeet. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abott, Alcott, Ascott and Escott. These names tend to be less frequently used than Scott.