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.
  • Ivar

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    Part of a small group of similar names with similar roots — Ivor, Iver, Ivo, Ives — which are all worth looking at. Used throughout Scandinavia, Ivar is currently a Top 100 name in... Read More 

  • Ivor

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    Ivor, a favorite choice for upscale characters in Brit Lit novels by authors like P.G. Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh, is an interesting and unusual name just waiting to be discovered by parents in... Read More 

  • Jamesina

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    More grown up than Jamie, but still awkward. Try Jameson...or James. Read More 

  • Jean

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    Originally a feminine of John, Jean was popular in Scotland long before it found favor elsewhere, and had its most shining moment here in the era of Jean Harlow (born Harlean), ultimate symbol of... Read More 

  • Keir

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    Keir is a single-syllable name that packs a lot of punch, might suggest a caring person. Read More 

  • Keith

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    Strong but gentle, Keith is one of the Scottish surnames that, along with Douglas, Craig and Bruce, were considered the epitome of cool in the 1960s and early 1970s, when it was a Top 40 choice.... Read More 

  • Kenna

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    Kenna is the Scottish version of Kendra, both of which are feminine versions of Kenneth. Used in the TV show Reign for one of the supporting characters.Read More 

  • Kenneth

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    Kenneth may have lost much of its luster now, but Kenneth has had its moments of glory. The first king of Scotland was Kenneth, and Sir Kenneth, a Christian crusader, was the hero of the Sir... Read More 

  • Kyle

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    Kyle is still appreciated by thousands of parents each year for its combination of simplicity, strength, and style; it was in the Top 20 for most of the nineties. As a Scottish surname, it dates... Read More 

  • Lachlan

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    Lachlan is as Scottish as haggis and tartan plaid kilts, a favorite used throughout England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand, and just beginning to be noticed in the US -- it reached the Top... Read More 

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