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Gender: F Origin of Scout: Word name

Scout, a character nickname from To Kill a Mockingbird (her real name was Jean Louise), became a real-life possibility when Bruce Willis and Demi Moore used it for their now grown middle daughter, followed by Tom Berenger a few years later. A unisex choice that is growing in popularity for both genders -- but given to girls about four times more often than to boys -- it was picked by skater Tai Babilonia for her son and Kerri Walsh for her daughter Scout Margery.

It makes a virtuous, upstanding choice for a girl--a good scout. And though it hasn't made it onto any popularity lists, it's gone from slightly eccentric to mainstream.

Famous People Named Scout

Scout Taylor-Compton (born Desariee Starr Compton), American actress
Emma Louise "Scout" Niblett, American singer-songwriter
Scout LaRue Willis (b. 1991), daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Scout Riley Berenger (b. 1998), daughter of actor Tom Berenger
Scout Elizabeth Crook (b. 2007), daughter of actor Mackenzie Crook
Scout Margery Jennings (b. 2013), daughter of beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings
Scout Edie Stewart (b. 2012), daughter of actors James Stewart and Jessica Marais
(Florence) Scout Rosie Heap-Lebor (b. 2014), daughter of singer Imogen Heap
Bowden Sainte-Claire "Scout" Ponder (b. 2015), daughter of NFL player Christian Ponder and sports reporter Samantha Ponder
Scout Una Denyer (b. 2015), daughter of TV presenter Grant Denyer
Sawyer Scout Pileggi (b. 1998), daughter of actor Mitch Pileggi
Natalia Scout Lee Stafford (b. 2009), daughter of actress Michelle Stafford

Pop Culture References for the name Scout

Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, narrator of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Jodie "Scout" Allen, character on British TV series "Waterloo Road"
Scout Thomas, character on TV series "Romantically Challenged"