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Scottish Baby Names

The Scots--originally a Celtic tribe that migrated from northern Ireland-- have a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in their baby names. This list includes both uniquely Scottish Gaelic baby names, and others that have been used in Scotland for so long and often that they are thought of internationally as typically Scottish.
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  • Lennox

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    Lennox is an aristocratic and powerful Scottish surname name made truly special by that final x. The worldwide fame of British boxer--World and Olympic champion--Lennox Claudius Lewis brought the ... Read More 

  • Lesley

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  • Lileas

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    Adds some thorns to the smooth texture of Lily.  Read More 

  • Lilias

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    An unusual flower name deriving from the Latin word for lily (lilium), this variant has always been popular in Scotland. Read More 

  • Logan

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    Logan is a a bright and cheerful Scottish surname that originated from a place of that name in Ayrshire. Logan has been climbing steadily since the mid-70s; it was in the Top 20 from 2006 to 2011,... Read More 

  • Lorna

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    Lorna, invented for the 1869 novel Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore, and perpetuated as the name of a shortbread cookie, has been in baby name limbo for quite some time. Judy Garland chose the name f... Read More 

  • Lyle

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    Straightforward single-syllable name, but be warned that by the time he's three, any Lyle will be sick of hearing "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile".  Read More 

  • Macaulay

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    Made famous by former child star Macaulay Culkin, one of the more popular Mac names.  Read More 

  • Magnus

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    Magnus, a powerful name with a commanding presence, is one of the newly unearthed ancient artifacts; it dates back to Charlemagne being called Carolus Magnus, or Charles the Great. It was picked fo... Read More 

  • Mairead

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    Pronounced MAW-rayt or ma-REYD, Mairead is close enough to Maureen to be accepted here. The name became popular in Ireland due to admiration for the saint of that name. Peig and Peigi are its Irish... Read More 

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