Scottish Names for Girls

Scottish names for girls found in the Nameberry database include the choices here.
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  • Isla

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    Isla is the name of a Scottish river, an island (spelled Islay), and the hot young red-haired actress Isla Fisher, wife of Sacha Baron Cohen. Isla is also among the fastest rising names in the US, ... Read More 

  • Isobel

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    The Scottish spelling of Isabel has a definite character of her own, the 'o' giving her an extra infusion of strength. Isobels have appeared on several high-profile TV shows: Isobel Crawley is Mat... Read More 

  • Lileas

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

  • Mairi

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    Why does Mairi, pronounced MAW-re, seem so much cooler than Mary? This Irish form of Mary was not used before the seventeenth century, as it was considered too sacred. Some of its Anglicized forms ... Read More 

  • Maisie

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    Maisie, a hundred-year-old favorite, is in perfect tune with today. Spelled Maisy in a popular children's book series, Maisie is rising in tandem with cousin Daisy. While Maisie might be short for ... Read More 

  • Mirin

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    The 6th century Irish saint Mirin emigrated to Scotland and now is the patron saint of both the Glasgow suburb of Paisley and the game of football. Mirren is one modern spelling; the Cornish Merry... Read More 

  • Morag

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    Commonly heard in Scotland, but could lead to pronunciation problems elsewhere, and the second syllable could prove very confusing. Morag is sometimes used as the Gaelic equivalent of Sarah. In the... Read More 

  • Nessa

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    Like its cousin Tessa, Nessa -- a shortening of Vanessa or Agnes or Anastasia among other possibilities -- is an attractive nickname that can stand on its own.  Read More 

  • Rhona

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    Probably started life as a short form of Rhonwen, which we would definitely prefer.  Read More 

  • Shona

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    Unusual Scottish name--it's the Anglicized equivalent of Janet--but it may be too close to the ubiquitous Sha names. Quite popular in Scotland. Read More 

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