Scottish from the Gaelic

Sholto Origin and Meaning

The name Sholto is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "sower".

Sholto is a traditional Scottish first name, especially within the Douglas clan. It's an Anglicized form of Sìoltach, meaning "sower".

Sholto Popularity

Famous People Named Sholto

  • Sholto Douglasmythical progenitor of Scotland's Clan Douglas
  • (William) Sholto Douglas1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, senior commander in the Royal Air Force
  • Sholto George Watson Douglas19th Earl of Morton
  • (Robert) Sholto Johnstone DouglasScottish figurative artist
  • (Charles) Sholto Wyndham MarconEnglish schoolmaster, clergyman and Olympic field hockey player
  • Sholto KynochEnglish pianist

Sholto in Pop Culture

  • Sholto Pinncharacter in The Bartimaeus Sequence by Jonathan Stroud
  • Sholto Lennoxbaby in the 2004 movie version of Elizabeth Gaskell's "North & South"
  • James Sholtocharacter on TV's "Sherlock"