Scottish Submitted Names

Scottish names 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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ACK m Scots
Diminutive of Alexander.
ÀDHAMH m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Adam.
AEDIE m Scots
Diminutive of Aidam.
AIDAM m Scots
Scots form of Adam.
AILBEART m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Albert.
AILEAN m Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of Alan.
AILEANA f Scottish
Feminine form of Ailean.
AILICE f Scots
Scots form of Alice.
AILIE f Scots, English (Australian)
Of uncertain origin and meaning, this name is, however, considered both an Anglicization of Eilidh and a diminutive of Aileen.
AILIG m Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic form of Alec.
AILIS f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Alice.
AILSIE f Scots
Diminutive of Alison. In recent years, this name has occasionally been used as a diminutive of Ailsa.
AIRCHIBAULD m Scots
Scots form of Archibald.
AIRCHIE m Scots
Diminutive of Airchibauld.
AIRTHUR m Scots
Scots form of Arthur.
AISBIT m Scots
Reduced form of Archibald.
AISHENDER m Scots
Scots form of Alexander.
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.
ALAKINA f English (British, Rare), Scottish (Rare)
Presumably a variant of the Scottish name Alickina, a feminine form of Alick or Alec (which possibly developed from Ailigean, a diminutive of Ailig, itself a Gaelic rendering of English Alick).
ALASTER m Scots
Scots form of Alasdair.
ALICK m Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Ailig.
ALICKINA f Scottish
Feminine form of Alick.
ALINA f Scottish
Feminine form of Alistair.
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.
ALLASTER m Scottish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Alasdair. This name was used on a character in Sir Walter Scott's 'Rob Roy' (1818).
ALLINA f Scottish
Variant of Alina.
ALLISSAID f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Scots phonetic variant of Gaelic Ealasaid found in the early 16th century.
ANDRA m Scots
Lowland Scots form of Andrew.
ANGNES f Medieval German, Medieval Scottish, Scots (Archaic)
Medieval southern German variant of Agnes reflecting the southern German pronunciation. It is also a Scots variant of Agnes which was recorded in the late Middle Ages.
ANGUSINA f Scottish
Feminine form of the name Angus.
ANNAPLE f Scottish
Scottish form of Annabel. Sir Walter Scott used it for two characters (both nurses) in his Waverley series of novels.
ANNELLA f Scots, Scottish
Elaboration of Anne.
AODHÀN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Aodhán.
ARABEL f Scottish, English (British), Medieval English
A variation of Orabel, a Latin construction which suffixes orare "prayer" with ābilis "able," thus interpretable as 'given to prayer' or "able to pray."
ARGYLE m Scottish (Archaic), English
Transferred use of the surname Argyle.
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".
ATHOLL m English, Scottish
From a Scottish place name.
ATTIE m Scots
Diminutive of Arthur.
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]
BABBIE f Scots
Diminutive of Barbara.
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.
BARBRAY f Scots
Scots form of Barbara.
BAUBIE f Scottish
Scottish diminutive of Barbara.
BEANIE f Scots, English
Variant of Beenie.
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.
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.
BEEL m Scots
Scots form of Bill.
BEENIE f Scots
Diminutive of names ending in -bina, especially Robina.
BEIGIS f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Diminutive of Margaret (compare English Peggy).
BEITIRIS f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Beatrice.
BELL f English, Scots
Variant of Belle.
BELLAG f Scots
Diminutive of Bell.
BENNA f Scots
Shetlandic Scots reduced form of Brenda.
BETHA f Scottish
Anglicized variant of Beathag.
BETHIA f Biblical Latin, Scottish, English, Medieval English
Form of Bithiah used in some versions of the Old Testament. This name was popular in Scotland from the 17th century as an Anglicised form of Gaelic Beathag. It is occasionally used as a Latinized form of Beth and in medieval England was a diminutive of Elizabeth.
BETTAG f Scots
Caithness Scots variant of Betty.
BHIOCTORIA f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Victoria.
BIETIE f Scottish (Archaic)
Possible diminutive of Beitris. See also Beatie.
BLÁÁN m Scottish (Archaic)
Means "yellow" in Gaelic.
BREAGH f Scottish, English (Canadian)
Allegedly derived from Scottish Gaelic brèagha, ultimately from Old Irish bregda, "fine, handsome, beautiful".
BREECE m Scots (Archaic)
Obsolete variant of Bruce.
BRÌGHDE f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Bridget.
BUCHANAN m Scottish, English (American, Rare)
From the surname Buchanan. A fictional bearer is the Marvel Comics character James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes.
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).
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.
CALAMINAG f Scottish
Feminine form of Calum.
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".
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]
CEIT f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Kate.
CEITIDH f Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of Katie.
CHAEL m English, Scottish
Short form of Michael.
CHAIRLES m Scots
Scots form of Charles.
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.
CHIRSEE f Scots
Orcadian Scots form of Girzie.
CIORSTAN f Scottish
Diminutive of Cairistìona influenced by Danish Kirsten. It is the original Scottish form of Kirstin.
CLEODIE f English (Rare), Scottish
Allegedly derived from the Scottish surname McCleod, sometimes now more modernly spelled McCloud.
CLIAMAIN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Clement.
COBAIN m Scottish
Transferred use of the surname Cobain.
CÒISEAM m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Constantinus (see Constantine).
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]
COTRÌONA f Scottish Gaelic
Variant of Caitrìona found on the Isle of Lewis.
CRAEG m Scottish
Variant of Craig.
CRIOSAIDH f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Chrissie.
CRÌSDEAN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Christopher.
CUDDIE m Scots
Diminutive of Cuthbert.
CUITHBEART m Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of Cuthbert.
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.
DAIVAG m Scots
Caithness Scots diminutive of David.
DALLY f Scots
Scots form of Dolly.
DANDIE m Scots
Diminutive of Andrew.
DARROCH m Scottish
The name Darroch is said to derive from Macdara which is Scottish Gaelic for ''son of oak''.
DAUD m Scots
Variant of Dod.
DAUVIT m Scots
Scots form of David.
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').
DAWNEY m Scots
Diminutive of Daniel, Andrew and occasionally Donald.
DIARMID m Scottish
Semi-Anglicized form of Diarmad.
DÌORBHAIL f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish cognate of Dearbháil. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated Dorothy.
DOD m Scots
Scots diminutive of George.
DODDIE m Scottish
Scottish diminutive of George. Possibly originating from the Gaelic form of George, Deòrsa.
DODGE m Scots
Diminutive of George via Dod.
DOHL m Scots
Scots adaption of Domhnall.
DOLINA f Scottish
Contracted form of Donaldina as well as a Latinate formation based on Gaelic Dolag, itself a feminine diminutive of Donald.
DOOGLAS m Scots
Scots form of Douglas.
DORATHIA f Scottish (Archaic)
Variant of Dorothea recorded in the 1600s.
DORIE m & f Scots
Short form of both Theodore and Theodora.
DOVY m Scots
Diminutive of Joseph.
EAIRRDSIDH m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish adoption of Archie.
EAMHAIR f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish cognate of Emer.
EASABELL f Scots
Scots form of Isabel.
EASIE f Scots
Short form of Easabell.
ECK m Scots
Scots diminutive of Alexander.
EDERT m Scots
Scots form of Edward.
EDWART m Scots
Scots form of Edward.
EELAN f Scots
Scots form of Ellen and Helen.
EENIE f Scots
Short form of names ending in -ina.
EESAC m Scots
Scots form of Isaac.
EILA f English, Scottish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Eily.
EILLEY f Scottish (Archaic, ?)
In the case of the Scottish-born American frontier figure Eilley Bowers (c.1827-1903), it was presumably an anglicized form of Eilidh.
EILY f Scots
Scots form of Eilidh.
EION m Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of John.
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.
ELICK m Scots
Scots form of Alec.
ELLISON f Scots
Scots form of Alison.
ELSBETH f Scots (Rare), German
Ulster Scots variant of Elspeth and German contracted form of Elisabeth.
ELSHINER m Scots
Scots form of Alexander.
ELSPA f Scots (Archaic)
Variant of Elspeth via the other variant forms Elspath and Elspat.
ELSPAITH f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Medieval Scots variant of Elspeth.
EÒGHANN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Eógan.
EÒIN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Eoin.
EPPIE f Scots
Diminutive of Elspeth.
ERCHIE m Scots
Scots form of Archie.
ERSWALD m Scots
Scots form of Archibald.
ERTIE m Scots
Shetlandic Scots diminutive of Arthur.
EUBHA f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Eva.
EUMANN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic cognate of Éamonn.
EUPHAM f Scots (Archaic)
Reduced form of Euphemia.
EUPHAN f Scottish (Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Euphemia, which was also written as Euphame or Eupheme, a name that became common in Scotland because it was used as an Anglicization of Oighrig.
EVANNA f Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English
Feminine form of EVAN. Alternatively, it could be derived from an Irish word meaning "young warrior" or a Scottish word meaning "right handed; strong."
EVOX m Scottish
Variation of Quivox.
EYSIE f Scots
Scots diminutive of Isabel and Isabella.
FAERYN m & f Scottish, English
Feminine variant of Ferran.
FERRIS m & f English (Rare), Irish, Scottish
Transferred use of the surname Ferris. See also Fergus.
FIELDER m Scottish, English
Transferred use of the surname Fielder.
FIN m English, Scottish, Irish
Short form of Finlay or variant of Finn.
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.
FRAUNCIS m Scots
Scots form of Francis.
FRAZER m Scottish
Variant of Fraser, more commonly found as an alternate spelling of the surname.
FREADARAIG m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Frederick.
FYNVOLA f Scottish (Rare)
Latinized form of Fionnuala. This was borne by the mother of English actor Hugh Grant.
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".
GAWEN m English (Rare), Scottish (Rare)
Means "white hawk" in Scots. However, when given in modern times it is usually as a variant of Gawain.
GAWN m Scots
Scots form of Gavin.
GEILLIS f Scottish
Variant of Gelis.
GELIS f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Medieval Scots name of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a Scots form of Gelgéis and a Scots form of Gilia.
GEORDAG m Scots
Caithness Scots diminutive of George.
GEORDO m Scots
Orcadian Scots diminutive of George.
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.
GILES f Scots (Archaic)
Scots variant of Gillian.
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.
GIORSAL f Scottish (Rare)
Possibly a Gaelic form of Griselda. It was often Anglicized as Grace.
GIRZIE f Scots
Reduced and metathetical form of Griselda.
GIRZZIE f Scots
Shetlandic Scots form of Girzie.
GORMELIA f Scottish (Archaic)
Latinate form of Gormal. This became the usual form of the name in the 19th century, along with Gormilia and Gormula.
GORMSHUIL f Scottish Gaelic
Means "blue eye" in Scottish Gaelic, from gorm "blue" and sùil "eye".
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]
GRIZZEL f Scots
Variant of Grizel.
GUTHRIE m Scottish, English
Transferred use of the surname Guthrie, borne by the jazz musician Guthrie Govan.
HAIRRY m Scots
Scots form of Harry.
HAKKIE m Scots
Shetlandic Scots diminutive of Haakon. This name used to be Anglicized as Hercules.
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.
HARAILT m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Harold.
HENDER m Scots
Diminutive of Hendry.
HENDRETTA f Scots
Scots feminine form of Hendry and cognate of Henrietta.
HENDRIE m Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Medieval Scots variant of Hendry.
HUGHACK m Scots
Diminutive of Hugh.
HÙISDEAN m Scottish Gaelic
Variant of Ùisdean. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated Hugh.
IORCALL m Scottish
Scottish form of Hercules. It was coined during the Renaissance.
ISBAL f Manx, Scots
Manx variant of Ysbal and Scots adaptation of Iseabal.
ISBELL f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish, American (Rare)
Variant of Isbel, which in the case of the Scots name is an approach at a phonetic spelling of Gaelic Iseabail.
ISEABAL f Irish (Rare), Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Irish variant of Isibéal and Scottish variant of Iseabail.
ISOBELLE f Scottish
Variant of Isobel.
JANCEY f Scots
Diminutive of Janet.
JANNY f Scots
Shetlandic Scots diminutive of Janet.
JARM m Scots
Shetlandic Scots form of Jerome.
JEAMES m Scots
Scots form of James.
JEANDAG f Scots
Caithness Scots diminutive of Jean (2).
JEELES m & f Scots
Variant of both masculine and feminine Giles.
JEMMIE m Scots
Variant of Jamie.
JENET f Scots
Scots form of Janet.
JENNAG f Scots
Caithness Scots diminutive of Jenet.
JENNET f English (Archaic), Medieval English, Medieval Scottish, Scottish (Archaic)
Variant of Janet found in medieval documents from England, Scotland and Ireland.
JENNO f Scots
Orcadian Scots diminutive of Jenet.
JESSAG f Scots
Caithness Scots variant of Jessie.
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.
JOHAN f Scottish
Variant of Joan.
JOHANN f Scottish
Variant of Joanne.
JONET f Scottish (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Obsolete Scottish variant of Janet.
JOSEY m Scots
Scots diminutive of Joseph (making it a relative of Seòsaidh, a Gaelic diminutive of English Joseph).
JOVIS m Scots
Scots diminutive of Joseph.
JOWLIA f Scots
Scots form of Julia. Jowlia Mannering is a character in Sir Walter Scott's 'Guy Mannering, Or, The Astrologer'.
JUIDIN m Scots
Scots form of Gideon.
KAL m Scottish (Rare), English (Rare)
Short form of Kalvin, Kallum or other names containing the element kal. ... [more]
KATREINE f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Scots phonetic variant of Gaelic Caitrina.
KATREN f Scots
Younger form of Katreine.
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.
KERSTY f Scottish
Variant of Kirsty.
KINA f English (British, Rare), Scottish (Rare)
Short form of Alickina occasionally encountered in the Scottish Highlands.
KINGSFORD m Scottish, African
Transferred use of the surname Kingsford.
KITTO f Scots
Orcadian Scots form of Kittie.
KRUSOE m Scottish
Variant of Crusoe.
LACHLANN m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Lachlan.
LATHARN m Scottish
Possibly from the Scottish Gaelic form of the place name Lorne. It is said to mean "fox", perhaps related to Brythonic *louernos (attested in Gaulish), from Proto-Celtic *loferno (compare Breton louarn, Cornish lowarn, Welsh llwyrn "will-o’-the-wisp").
LINNHE f Scottish (Modern, Rare), American (Modern, Rare)
From the name of a sea loch in Scotland, which was originally an English corruption of Gaelic linne meaning "pool" (making it a cognate of Lynn).
LOCHLIN m Scottish
Variant of Lachlan.
LOWRA f Scots
Scots form of Laura.
LOWRANS m Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Medieval Scots variant of Lowrence.
LOWRENCE m Scots
Scots form of Laurence (1).
LOWRIE m Scots
Diminutive of Lowrence.
LUTHAIS m Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic form of Louis.
MADE f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Medieval Scots form of Maude.