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Scottish Names for Boys

Scottish names for boys in the Nameberry database include the choices here.
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  • Leith

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    This is an unusual surname of medieval Scottish origin that might serve as a possible alternative to the aging Keith, though it's a bit tough on the tongue. Leith is also an Arabic name meaning 'li... Read More 

  • Mac

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    In Ireland and Scotland, Mac and Mc mean "son of"; here, Mac is a generic fella, or a short form cooler than either Matt or Max.  Read More 

  • Malcolm

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    Malcolm is a warm and welcoming Scottish appellation (originally Mael-Colium) that fits into that golden circle of names that are distinctive but not at all odd. A royal name in Scotland, Malcolm ... Read More 

  • Mingus

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    Supermodel Helena Christensen named her son in honor of jazz great Charles Mingus, opening up a whole category of jazzy possibilities: Kenton, Calloway, Ellington, Gillespie, Mulligan, Tatum, and T... Read More 

  • Mungo

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    A lesson in not choosing a name just for its meaning, even if it is associated with the patron saint of Glasgow.  Read More 

  • Murray

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    Murray, you may be surprised to discover, is a Scottish surname name --that of an ancient noble clan--with a sea-swept meaning, and just could be in the next wave of reevaluated grandpa names. Curr... Read More 

  • Ninian

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    Ancient Irish saint's name that's unlikely, because of its similarity to "ninny," to join cousin Finian in popularity.  Read More 

  • Roban

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  • Ruskin

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    British-sounding literary surname choice.  Read More 

  • Sholto

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    Sholto, though it doesn't sound particularly Scottish, is a traditional first name in the Douglas clan. We're not sure how easily it would be accepted in an American classroom. Read More 

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