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Top Scottish Baby Names and Meanings

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In 2008, the top baby names in Scotland were Sophie (meaning “wisdom”) and Jack (meaning “the Lord is gracious”). Surprisingly, neither name is of Scottish origin. If you’re looking for a more traditional Scottish name, then this is the list for you. Here’s a look at names originating in Scotland, their meanings and some alternate spellings.

scottish babyScottish Girl Names

Aileen, Aileene, Ailein -- light bearer
Ainsley, Ainslie, Ansleigh, Ansley  -- my own meadow
Akira -- anchor
Alastrina -- defender of humankind
Alina, Aline, Allene, Allyn, Alyna -- fair

Beathas -- wise
Blair, Blaire -- field of battle
Bonni, Bonnie, Bonny -- beautiful, pretty
Bradana -- salmon

Cait, Caitrin -- pure
Caroline -- feminine form of Charles
Chrissa, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christal, Christel, Christi, Christie, Christy -- follower of Christ

Davida, Davina, Davita, Davonna, Devina -- of David
Daracha -- from the oak
Drew -- feminine form of Andrew

Elisa, Ilisa, Ilyssa  -- from the blessed isles
Elspeth -- a form of Elizabeth
Enya -- blazing jewel

Fia -- dark of peace
Fiona -- fair
Forba, Forbia -- headstrong

Gara, Garia -- short
Giorsala -- graceful
Greer -- vigilant

Iona -- violet
Iseabal, Isobel -- consecrated to God
Isel, Isela, Isla -- Scotland’s River Isla

Jaime, Jaimee, Jaimelynn, Jaimi, Jaimie, Jamee, Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jamie, Jamielee, Jamilyn -- feminine  form of James
Jean, Jeana, Jeanie, Jeanine, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jenine, Geneen -- the Lord is gracious
Jenny, Jinny -- fair one

Keita -- woods
Kelcee, Kelcey, Kelci, Kelcie, Kelcy, Kellsey, Kellsie, Kelsa, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelsei, Kelsey, Kelsi, Kelsie, Kelsy, Kesley -- ship island
Kenzie, Kenzi, Kinzie -- light skinned

Lachlanina -- land of lakes
Leslee, Lesleigh, Lesley, Lesli, Lesly, Leslve -- gray fortress
Lundy -- grove by the island

Mairghread, Majorie, Marjie, Marjorie Margaret -- pearl
Maisey, Maisie, Maisy, Maycee -- weapon
Malvina, Melvina -- smooth brown
Mary, Mhairie -- bitter

Paislee, Paisleigh, Paisley -- patterned fabric
Phemie -- well spoken

Rhona, Ronalda -- rough isle
Robena -- robin
Rose -- flower
Roslyn, Rossalyn -- cape

Scotti -- from Scotland
Sileas -- youthful
Siobhan, Siubhan -- praised

Tara -- a hill where kings meet
Tavia, Tavie, Teva -- twin
Tira, Tyra -- land
Torra -- from the castle

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Scottish Boy Names

Aeneas, Angus -- exceptional
Ailbert -- noble
Alasdair, Alastair, Alistair, Alistaire -- defender of mankind
Arran -- island dweller
Arthur -- bear

Boyd -- yellow haired
Bram -- bramble
Brayan, Brian -- high, noble
Bret, Breton, Brett, Bretton, Brit, Briton, Britt, Brittan, Britten, Britton -- from Great Britain
Busby, Buzz -- village in the thicket

Cael, Caelan, Calan, Cale, Calen, Calin, Callen, Caylan -- thin, slender
Cam, Camden, Kamden -- winding valley
Campbell -- crooked mouth
Carmichael -- follower of Michael
Carney -- fighter
Clyde -- a river in Scotland
Colin, Collen, Collin -- young creature
Conan, Connor -- wise
Craig -- steep rock

Dallas, Dallis -- resting place
Dalziel -- small field
Don, Donald -- world leader
Dorrell -- king’s doorkeeper
Doug, Dougal, Douglas, Douglass -- dark stranger
Duer -- heroic
Duff -- dark
Duncan, Dunham, Dunn -- brown warrior

Edan -- fire
Erskine -- high cliff
Ewan -- swift one

Fletcher -- maker of arrows
Forbes -- headstrong
Fraser, Frasier, Frazer, Frazier -- of the forest men

Geordan, Gordon -- hill near meadow
Geordie -- farmer
Glasson -- from Glasgow
Glendon, Glenton -- fortress, town
Graeme -- gray homestead
Gregor -- vigilant

Hamish -- he who supplants
Henderson -- son of Henry
Houston -- from Hugh’s town

Iain, Ian -- God is gracious
Inglish -- English
Innes -- from Innes
Irvin, Irving -- from the city
Iver -- archer

Kade, Kaid -- wetlands
Kampbell -- crooked mouth
Keddy -- Scottish form of Adam, meaning man
Keith -- battle place
Kendrew -- Scottish form of Andrew
Kendrick, Ken, Kenn, Kennan, Kennon -- royal chieftain
Kincaid -- battle chief

Lachlan -- land of lakes
Laird -- wealthy landowner
Leith -- broad river
Lennoz -- with many elms
Les, Leslie -- gray castle
Lyall, Lyell -- loyal

Mac, Macadam, Mack, Macklin -- son of Adam
Macaulay -- son of righteousness
Malcolm -- follower of St. Columba
Magnus, Manius -- great
Morven -- mariner
Murdock -- wealthy sailor
Murray -- sailor

Parlan -- Scottish form of Bartholomew
Perth -- thicket
Pony -- small horse

Rabi -- famous
Ronald, Ronnie, Ronson -- ruler’s counselor
Ross -- peninsula

Scot, Scott, Scottie, Scotty -- wanderer
Seamus, Seumas -- he who supplants
Sinclair -- from Saint Claire sur Elle
Stratton -- river valley town

Tavis, Tavish, Tevis -- hillside
Tearlach -- Scottish form of Charles
Todd -- fox
Tramaine, Tremaine, Tremayne -- house of stone
Tyre, Tyree -- island dweller

Wallace -- stranger
Wyndham -- village near winding road

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