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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Abe m Scots
Scots diminutive of Albert (compare Abe 2).
Achaius m Scottish
Scottish given name meaning 'Friend of a horse'.
Ack m Scots
Diminutive of Alexander.
Àdhamh m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Adam.
Aedie m Scots
Diminutive of Aidam.
Aibhse f Scottish Gaelic
From Scottish Gaelic aibhse meaning "sprite" or "specter".
Aibne m & f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish form of Aibhne.
Aidam m Scots
Scots form of Adam.
Aidie m Scots
Diminutive of Aidam.
Ailbeart m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Albert.
Aileana f Scottish
Feminine form of Ailean.
Ailey f Scots
Variant of Ailie.
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 and Ailison.
Ailig m Scottish Gaelic
Gaelic form of Alec.
Ailison f Scots
Scots form of Alison.
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.
Airtie m Scots
Shetland diminutive of Airthur.
Aisbit m Scots
Reduced form of Archibald.
Aishender m Scots
Scots form of Alexander.
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.
Alexina f Scottish
Contracted form of Alexandrina.
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.
All m Scots
Short form of Allan.
Allaster m Scottish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Alasdair. This name was used on a character in Sir Walter Scott's 'Rob Roy' (1818).
Allie m Scottish, English
Diminutive of Alexander, Allan, and other names beginning with Al-.
Allina f Scottish
Variant of Alina.
Allissaid f Scots (Archaic), Medieval Scottish
Scots phonetic variant of Gaelic Ealasaid found in the early 16th century.
Alyth f Scottish
Rhymes with Aerith and Aelyth.
Andra m Scots
Lowland Scots form of Andrew.
Angie m Scots
Diminutive of Angus.
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 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 1.
Aodhàn m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Aodhán.
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".
Artán m Scottish Gaelic
From Art and a diminutive suffix
Atholl m English, Scottish
From a Scottish place name.
Attie m Scots
Shetland diminutive of Airthur.
Aubel m Scots
Scots form of Abel.
Aubraham m Scots
Scots form of Abraham.
Auhaz m Scots
Scots form of Ahaz.
Auley m Manx, Scots
Manx and Scots form of Olaf, from Old Norse Áleifr via Old Irish Amlaíb... [more]
Aumon m Scots
Scots form of Amon.
Awley m Scottish
Anglicization of Amhladh, Amhlaidh, Amhlaigh, and Amhlaibh... [more]
Bab m Scots
Short form of Rabert.
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 Scots
Diminutive of Baurbara.
Baurbara f Scots
Scots form 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 Scots, English
Diminutive of Beatrice.
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.
Beldie f Scots
Diminutive of Easabell.
Bell f 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... [more]
Bettag f Scots
Caithness Scots variant of Betty.
Bhioctoria f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Victoria.
Biddie f English, Scottish
Diminutive of Bridget.
Bietie f Scottish (Archaic)
Possible diminutive of Beitris. See also Beatie.
Bonar m Scottish, English
Transferred use of the surname Bonar.
Bonnibell f Scottish
Bonnibell means "pretty" "cheerful" and Is a character from the show adventure time
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.
Brianann m Scottish Gaelic, Scots
Scottish Gaelic form of Brendan.
Brìghde f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Bridget.
Brunton m Scottish (Rare), English (Australian)
Transferred use of the surname Brunton. James Brunton Stephens (1835-1902) was a Scottish-born Australian poet, and author of 'Convict Once'.
Brùs m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Bruce.
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).
Cairn f & m Scottish
Old Irish and Scottish name, originally from Carn, which changed to Caibre, which changed to Cairney.... [more]
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".
Cargill m Scottish (Rare)
From the surname Cargill. A notable bearer was Scottish physicist and mathematician Cargill Gilston Knott (1856-1922).
Carmicheal m Scottish
Transferred use of the surname Carmicheal. It is also used as an anglicization of MacGillemicheil.
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]
Ceana f Scottish Gaelic
Means "fair one" in Scottish Gaelic.
Ceecil m Scots
Scots form of Cecil.
Cèilidh f Scottish Gaelic (Modern, Rare)
Directly taken from Scottish Gaelic cèilidh, a traditional folk music and storytelling party.... [more]
Ceit f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Kate.
Ceitidh f Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of Katie.
Chae m Scots
Short form of Chairles.
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.
Ciobhan m Scots, Scottish Gaelic
Possibly a variant of Kevin or Cobhan.
Ciorstan f Scottish
Diminutive of Cairistìona influenced by Danish Kirsten. It is the original Scottish form of Kirstin.
Claine f & m English (Rare), Scottish, Irish
Transferred use of the surname Claine.
Cleodie f English (British, Rare), Scottish (Rare)
Allegedly derived from the Scottish surname McCleod.
Cliamain m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Clement.
Cobain m Scottish
Transferred use of the surname Cobain.
Cobb m Scottish
I was told that it is a slang term given to a "man of large or imposing stature" that means lump or chunk of something.
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.
Cuileann m Scottish Gaelic
An Irish and Scottish Gaelic name from the word cuileann meaning 'holly'.
Cuithbeart m Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of Cuthbert.
Cumhall m Scottish Gaelic
Means "champion, stranger"
Cutbear m Scots
Scots form of Cuthbert.
Daivag m Scots
Caithness Scots diminutive of David.
Dally f Scots
Scots form of Dolly.
Dandie m Scots
Diminutive of Dand, itself a short form 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.
Daunie m Scots
Diminutive of Dauniel.
Dauniel m Scots
Scots form of Daniel.
Dauvit m Scots
Scots form of David.
Davock m Scots
Diminutive of Dauvit.
Daw m Scots
Short form of Dauniel.
Dawney m Scots
Diminutive of Daniel, Andrew and occasionally Donald.
Diarmid m Scottish
Semi-Anglicized form of Diarmad.
Dickson m English, Scottish
Transferred use of the surname Dickson.
Dìorbhail f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish cognate of Dearbháil. This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated Dorothy.
Dite m Scots
Short form of Dauvit, used in northeast Scotland.
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.
Eagar m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Edgar.
Eairrdsidh m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish adoption of Archie.
Ealair m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of the name Hilary which ultimatly means "cheerful"
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 short form of Alexander.
Eckie m Scots
Diminutive of Eck, itself a short form of Alexander.
Edart m Scots
Variant of Edwart.
Edert m Scots
Scots form of Edward.
Edwart m Scots
Scots form of Edward.
Eelan f Scots
Scots form of Helen and Ellen 1.
Eelie f Scots
Diminutive of Eelan.
Eenie f Scots
Short form of names ending in -ina.
Eesac m Scots
Scots form of Isaac.
Eesie f Scots
Diminutive of Easabell.
Eila f English, Scottish (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Eily.
Eiley f Scots
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.
Eisia m & f Scottish
This name was found etched onto a silver vessel in East Lothian, Scotland. It was accompanied by the names Bri, Camulogeni, Con and Frymiacus. Its meaning is unknown and whether the name was Eisia alone or Eisia with something else following it is also unknown as it was barley legible.
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 2.
Elick m Scots
Scots form of Alec.
Ellick m Scots
Scots short form of Alexander.
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.
Eòghan m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Eógan.
Eppie f Scots
Diminutive of Elspeth.
Erchie m Scots
Scots form of Archie.
Eriska f Scottish
From the name of the Scottish island of Eriska.
Eriskay f Scottish
From the name of the Scottish island of Eriskay. It derives from Old Norse for "Eric's Isle", see Eric.
Erswald m Scots
Scots form of Archibald.
Ertie m Scots
Shetlandic Scots diminutive of Arthur.
Eseciel m Scottish Gaelic, Welsh
Scottish and Welsh form of Ezekiel.
Ethart m Scots
Variant of Edwart.
Euain m Scottish (?)
Alternate spelling of Euan.
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.
Eustie m Scottish
Diminutive of Eustace.
Evanna f Welsh, Irish, Scottish, English, Italian (Rare), Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Either the feminine form of Evan and a combination of Eva and Anna.... [more]
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.
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.
Gaie f Scottish, English
Scottish variant of Gay.
Garaidh m Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. It is commonly Anglicized as Gary and Garry.
Gaubie m Scots
Diminutive of Gaubriel.
Gaubriel m Scots
Scots form of Gabriel.
Gaun m Scots
Scots form of Gavin.
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.
Geordock m Scots
Diminutive of George, used on the Black Isle.
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.
Gilleain m Scottish Gaelic
Derived from Scottish Gaelic gille "servant, follower; boy, lad" and the given name Iain with the intended meaning of "servant of Saint John" (since the names of saints were considered too holy for everyday use, they were usually prefixed until the 17th century).
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.