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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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  • Catriona

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    This Katherine variation is used through Ireland and Scotland, but you may be surprised to know it's usually pronounced as Katrina: the o is silent. Its popularity was initially increased following... Read More 

  • Clyde

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    Even though in the past Clyde may have been identified as half of the infamous outlaw duo with partner Bonnie Parker--especially after the 1967 movie in which he was played by Warren Beatty-- Clyd... Read More 

  • Conall

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    Too many Connors in your neighborhood? This name--spelled with one 'l' or two--is equally authentic and much more unusual. Read More 

  • Conran

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    Associated with iconic British designer and retailer Terence Conran, who had an international impact on household design. Makes a nice variation on CONRAD. Read More 

  • Craig

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    Craig is a single-syllable baby-boomer name, still common in its native Scotland, but most modern Americans would prefer something like Kyle.  Read More 

  • Creighton

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    One instance where a phonetic spelling might be better.  Read More 

  • Darragh

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    Also Anglicized as Dara and also spelled Daire in its native form, Darragh is undeniably appealing but may feel too feminine to the American ear. It's currently very popular in Ireland. Read More 

  • Davina

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    A Scottish favorite that could make it here thanks to its similarity to the word divine. It's the most popular of several feminizations of David used in Scotland, including Davida, Davinia and Davi... Read More 

  • Diarmad

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  • Donnan

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    This Irish saint's name makes an attractive alternative for Dylan or Donald.  Read More 

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