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Scottish Names for Girls

by Sophie Kihm

Scottish names for girls resemble, in some respects, Irish names for girls, with a Celtic influence.


Along with Isla and Paisley, Scottish girl names rankin in the US Top 1000 include Allison, Elsie, Maisie, Mackenzie, and Rowan.Unique Scottish girl names worth considering include Iona, Mirren, and Lillias.

In Scotland, top girl names include Eilidh, Maisie, Skye, and Iona, all ranking in the Top 100.

If you're looking for a name for your baby girl that reflects your Scottish heritage or you're a fan of the rich culture of Scotland, consider the names on this list.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Scottish Names for Girls

  • Paisley

    For a name related to a Scottish town, a richly patterned Indian fabric, and a country singer named Brad, Paisley has been a remarkable success story. She entered the Top 1000 in 2006, and broke... Read More 

  • Isla

    Isla, the Spanish word for island, is also the name of a Scottish river, an island (spelled Islay), and the red-haired actress Isla Fisher, married to Sacha Baron Cohen. A top girls' name in the... Read More 

  • Allison

    Widely used here since the fifties, Allison -- a derivative of Alice -- has far surpassed the original in popularity, though now it's eclipsed by Addison. Alice itself is also rising again. ... Read More 

  • Mackenzie

    Originally inspired as a a girls’ name by eighties TV actress Mackenzie Phillips, parents have flocked to Mackenzie – once only a male name – for... Read More 

  • Kylie

    Popular pop name, inspired by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Youngest sister of the Kardashians, Kylie Jenner, is undoubtedly keeping its style going.Read More 

  • Finley

    This was a 100 percent boys’ name until celebs Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon bestowed it on their daughter, recently followed by Lisa Marie Presley,... Read More 

  • Rowan

    Rowan is the name of a tree with red berries that's commonly found in Scotland (and said to ward off witches). Some scholars say this name has been used for girls as well as boys since the Middle... Read More 

  • Mckenzie

    This variation without the A is one of the patronymics – names that mean 'son of – that have been widely adopted for girls.Read More 

  • Elsie

    Not so long ago, Elsie might have been on a list of Names Least Likely to Succeed—but look at her now! She is currently ranked very highly in the U.K., and in the US, she's widely used as well,... Read More 

  • Fiona

    Fiona entered the American consciousness with the opening of the 1954 Broadway musical Brigadoon, but didn't come onto the U.S. popularity list until 1990.

    Fiona is the best... Read More