are used in the country of Scotland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Scottish diaspora. See also about Scottish names
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AILSIE f Scots
Diminutive of ALISON
. In recent years, this name has occasionally been used as a diminutive of AILSA
AITHBHREAC f Scottish Gaelic, Medieval Scottish
Older form of OIGHRIG
. Aithbhreac was the given name of the author of the earliest extant poetry in Scottish Gaelic by a poetess. Aithbhreac Inghean Coirceadal (1430-80) wrote a famous poem to eulogise her late husband.
ALISAUNDER m Scots, Medieval English, Literature
Scots form and medieval English variant of ALEXANDER
. 'King Alisaunder' or 'Kyng Alisaunder', dating from the end of the 13th century or the early 14th century, is a Middle English romance or romantic epic telling the story of Alexander the Great's career from his youth, through his successful campaigns against the Persian king DARIUS
and other adversaries, his discovery of the wonders of the East, and his untimely death.
ANNAPLE f Scottish
Scottish form of ANNABEL
. Sir Walter Scott used it for two characters (both nurses) in his Waverley series of novels.
ARTAGAN m Scottish Gaelic
A diminutive of the Gaelic name ARTAIR
, which is thought to mean "bear" or "stone". Also refers to the ancient Celtic word "art" which has three meanings: "a stone", "God" and "noble".
AYRTON m Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Scottish
From a surname which was originally taken from the name of Airton in Yorkshire, which meant "farmstead on the (river) Aire" (Aire itself was probably a Celtic or pre-Celtic river-name meaning literally "strongly flowing")... [more]
BÁINE f & m Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Mythology
An Irish name meaning "whiteness, pallor". In Irish Mythology, Báine was a princess, daughter of Tuathal Techtmar, ancestor of the kings of Ireland. "Cailín na Gruaige Báine" and "Bruach na Carraige Báine" are the names of two traditional Irish songs.... [more]
BEATTIE f & m English, Scots
As a feminine name, this is an English and Scots diminutive of BEATRICE
while as a masculine name, it is an English transferred use of the surname BEATTIE
BUNTY f Scots, English
Originally an English and Scottish term of endearment derived from Scots buntin
"plump, short and stout" referring to a plump child (possibly with the intended meaning of "good healthy baby" or "dear little one")... [more]
CAILLIC f Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic word caileag
meaning "girl", or possibly from the related word cailleach
meaning "old woman", which is also the name of a Scottish and Irish mythological figure (see BEIRA
) and comes from Old Irish caillech
"veiled (one)", from caille
"veil", an early loanword from Latin pallium
"a cloak" (i.e., the ecclesiastical garment worn by nuns).
CEALLAN m Scottish, Irish
Found in Irish History and is a modern place name in Scotland. Possibly related to the Gaelic name CEALLACH
. Wanted to name my son Kelly (Wife thought it was a girls name) and came across this place name in Scotland... [more]
CHAIRLIE m Scots
Diminutive of CHAIRLES
. 'Wae's me for Prince Chairlie' is a Scottish song whose theme is the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising of 1745.
COLLA m Scottish, Irish, Irish Mythology
This is said to have been the name of three warrior brothers who founded the Irish kingdom of Airgialla and whose descendents ruled the Scottish kingdom of Dal Riada. ... [more]
CULLACH m Scottish
Cullach was an ancient Scottish name, mostly used by the Borderland Strathclydes. It means "boar".
CURDIE m Scottish, Literature
From the Scottish surname Curdie or McCurdie, Anglicized forms of Mac Mhuireadhaigh
meaning "son of MUIREADHACH
" in Gaelic. This was the name of the miner boy in 'The Princess and the Goblin' (1872) and 'The Princess and Curdie' (1883) by George MacDonald.
DARROCH m Scottish
The name Darroch is said to derive from Macdara which is Scottish Gaelic for ''son of oak''.
DAVA f Scottish (Rare)
A Scottish variant of the feminine forms of 'David' meaning beloved. Also linked to a famous nature path near Inverness known as The Dava Way. Notable holder of this name is the author Dava Sobel ('Latitude and Longitude', and 'Galileo's Daughter').
DODDIE m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of George. Possibly originating from the Gaelic form of George, Deòrsa.
GHILLIE f & m Scottish, English
The origin of this word dates from the late 16th century, from the Scottish Gaelic gille
, "lad, servant", cognate with the Irish giolla
GOWAN m & f Scottish, Medieval English
From a Scots name for the daisy and other golden or white field flowers, perhaps ultimately from Old Norse gollinn
"golden". Robert Burns' poem "To a Mountain Daisy" (1786) was originally titled "The Gowan"... [more]
GURDON m Scottish Gaelic, Medieval French
From the place of that name in Berwickshire, Scotland, which got its name from the Old Gaelic gor
, meaning "large" or "spacious", plus dun
, meaning "fort," all together meaning "large fort"... [more]
HANSI m German, Scots
German and Shetlandic Scots diminutive of HANS
. As a German name, it is rarely, if ever, used as a given name in its own right.
JINTY f Scots, Popular Culture
Caithness Scots diminutive of JANET
. A famous namesake is British historian Dame Janet "Jinty" Nelson. "Jinty" was also a girls' comic published in Britain in the 1970s and early 1980s.
JOWLIA f Scots
Scots form of JULIA
. Jowlia Mannering is a character in Sir Walter Scott's 'Guy Mannering, Or, The Astrologer'.
KENTIGERNA f Scottish
Feminine form of KENTIGERN
. This was the name of an Irish queen who traveled to Scotland with her son, Saint FILLIN
. She lived as a recluse on the island of Inchebroida in Loch Lomond, where a church is dedicated to her.