Scottish Gaelic Submitted Names

These names are used by Scottish Gaelic speakers.
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ÀDHAMH m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of ADAM.
AILBEART m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of ALBERT.
AILEAN m Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of ALAN.
AILIG m Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic form of ALEC.
AILIS f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of ALICE.
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.
AODHÀN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of AODHÁN.
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".
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]
BARABALL f Scottish Gaelic
Variant of BARABAL. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated ANNABELLA.
BEARNARD m Scottish Gaelic, Manx
Scottish Gaelic and Manx form of BERNARD.
BEARNAS f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of BERENICE, this name is also considered a feminine form of BEARNARD.
BEASAG f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of BESSIE.
BEASAIDH f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of BESSIE.
BEITIRIS f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of BEATRICE.
BHIOCTORIA f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of VICTORIA.
BLÀRANUILC m Scots, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Drear
Blàr an uilc means "Battle Of Evil", it's very rare because of it's dark meaning
BRIANANN m Scottish Gaelic, Scots
Scottish Gaelic form of BRENDAN.
BRÌGHDE f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of BRIDGET.
BRÙS m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of BRUCE.
CAITIR f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic name derived from a mis-analysis of CAITRÌONA as Caitir Fhiona. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated CLARISSA.
CAOINTEAN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of QUINTINUS.
CAOMHAINN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of KEVIN. The name coincides with the Scottish Gaelic verb caomhainn "to reserve; to husband".
CEIT f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of KATE.
CEITIDH f Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of KATIE.
CLIAMAIN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of CLEMENT.
CÒISEAM m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
COTRÌONA f Scottish Gaelic
Variant of CAITRÌONA found on the Isle of Lewis.
CRIOSAIDH f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of CHRISSIE.
CRÌSDEAN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of CHRISTOPHER.
CUITHBEART m Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of CUTHBERT.
DÌORBHAIL f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish cognate of DEARBHÁIL. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated DOROTHY.
EAGAR m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of EDGAR.
EAIRRDSIDH m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish adoption of ARCHIE.
EAMHAIR f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish cognate of EMER.
EITHRIG f Scottish Gaelic
Variant of OIGHRIG via the older form AITHBHREAC. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated names Effie, EUPHEMIA, ERICA and Africa.
EÒGHANN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of EÓGAN.
EÒIN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of EOIN.
EUBHA f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of EVA.
EUMANN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic cognate of ÉAMONN.
FIONNGHAL f Scottish Gaelic
Cognate of FIONNGHUALA; this name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated FLORA.... [more]
FLOIREANS f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of FLORENCE.
FLÒRAIDH f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of FLORRIE and FLORA.
FREADARAIG m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of FREDERICK.
GARAIDH m Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It is commonly Anglicized as GARY and GARRY.
GARVIN m Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
Derived from the surname of Garvin, which is an anglicized Gaelic surname. Its original Gaelic form is Gairbhith, which means "rough (or cruel) fate", derived from Gaelic garbh meaning "rough" or "cruel" combined with Gaelic bith meaning "fate" and possibly also "ill fortune".
GILLEASBUIG m Scottish Gaelic
Derived from Scottish Gaelic gille "servant, lad" and easbaig "bishop". This name used to be Anglicised as GILLESPIE and the etymologically unrelated ARCHIBALD.
GILLEBEART m Scottish Gaelic
Younger form of Gille-Brìdhde "servant of Saint BRIDGET". This name used to be Anglicized as GILBERT.
GILLE CHRÌOST m Scottish Gaelic
Original Scottish Gaelic form of GILCHRIST. This name used to be Anglicized as CHRISTOPHER.
GORMSHUIL f Scottish Gaelic
Means "blue eye" in Scottish Gaelic, from gorm "blue" and sùil "eye".
GREUMACH m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of GRAHAM.
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]
HARAILT m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of HAROLD.
HÙISDEAN m Scottish Gaelic
Variant of ÙISDEAN. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated HUGH.
ISEABAL f Irish (Rare), Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Irish variant of ISIBÉAL and Scottish variant of ISEABAIL.
LACHLANN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of LACHLAN.
LUTHAIS m Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic form of LOUIS.
MALAMHÌN f Scottish Gaelic
Most likely coined by James Macpherson (1736-1796), the Scottish antiquarian poet who published works allegedly translated from the ancient Gaelic bard OSSIAN. Macpherson seems to have based the name on Scottish Gaelic mala "brow, eyebrow" and mìn "smooth, soft", intending it to mean "smooth brow"... [more]
MALMHÌN f Scottish Gaelic
Variant of MALAMHÌN. This name is the original Gaelic form of the Anglicized MALVINA.
MÀRTAINN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MARTIN.
MOIBEAL f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MABEL.
MOIRE f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of MARY used exclusively to refer to the Biblical Virgin Mary.
MOIREAN m Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Masculine derivative of MOIRE, the Scottish Gaelic name for the Virgin MARY.
MUIREACH m Scottish Gaelic
Means “sea warrior” in Scottish Gaelic.
NEACAL m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of NICHOLAS.
NEACHDAINN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of NECHTAN.
OILBHREIS m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of OLIVER.
PÀDAIR m Scottish Gaelic
Dialectal form of PÀDRAIG used on the Isle of Arran.
PÀL m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish form of PAUL.
PÀRLAN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of PARTHALÁN. The name used to be Anglicized as BARTHOLOMEW, even though it is not clear whether the two names are etymologically related.
PRAINNSEAS m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of FRANCIS.
RAONAID f Scottish Gaelic
Variant of RAGHNAID. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated RACHEL.
RUISEART m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of RICHARD.
SEASAIDH f Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic form of Jessie. The name coincides with the future tense of the Scottish Gaelic verb seas "to stand".
SEATHAN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of JOHN via Old French JEHAN.
SEOCAN m Scottish Gaelic
Diminutive of SEOC.
SEONAIDH m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of JOHNNY.
SEUMASINA f Scottish Gaelic (Archaic)
Feminine form of SEUMAS, anglicized as JAMESINA.
SHANACHIE f & m Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Irish word for "a skilled teller of tales or legends, especially Gaelic ones." From the Scots Gaelic word seanachaidh, from Old Irish senchaid, variant of senchae, meaning historian, derived from sen, meaning old.
SÌLE f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic cognate of SÍLE.
SÌOMON m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Simon.
SITHEAG f Scottish Gaelic (Archaic)
Derived from Middle Gaelic sidhach "wolf", this name is now extinct but was "common in the 17th century".
SIUBHAN f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic cognate of SIOBHÁN. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated JUDITH.
SIÙSAN f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of SUSAN and SUSANNAH.
SOLAS f Scottish Gaelic
Solas means "light" in Gaelic.
TIOBAID m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of THEOBALD.
TORCALL m Scottish Gaelic
Gaelicized form of the Old Norse name ÞORKELL. This name was usually Anglicized as TORQUIL.
TORMOD m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic name derived from both ÞÓRMÓÐR and Þormundr. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated Norman.
UARRAIG m Scottish Gaelic
Anglicised as the etymologically unrelated given name KENNEDY, The name is said to have been borne by various families of the surname Kennedy.
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