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Gender: Male Meaning of Sholto: "fruitfulness, fertility" Origin of Sholto: Scottish from the Gaelic

The name Sholto is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "fruitfulness, fertility". Sholto and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Sholto

Sholto Douglas, mythical progenitor of Scotland's Clan Douglas
(William) Sholto Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, senior commander in the Royal Air Force
Sholto George Watson Douglas, 19th Earl of Morton
(Robert) Sholto Johnstone Douglas, Scottish figurative artist
(Charles) Sholto Wyndham Marcon, English schoolmaster, clergyman and Olympic field hockey player
Sholto Kynoch, English pianist

Pop Culture References for the name Sholto

Sholto Pinn, character in The Bartimaeus Sequence by Jonathan Stroud
Sholto Lennox, baby in the 2004 movie version of Elizabeth Gaskell's "North & South"
James Sholto, character on TV's "Sherlock"