Scottish Baby Names

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Scottish names reflect the rich cultural heritage of The Scots, originally a Celtic tribe that migrated from northern Ireland. This list includes both uniquely Scottish Gaelic baby names, and other names that have been used predominantly in Scotland for so long and often that they are thought of internationally as typically Scottish names, such as Isla and Maisie.

Along with Isla and Maisie, other Scottish baby names in the US Top 1000 include Esme, Elsie, Evan, Fiona, Graham, Logan, Lennon, and Maxwell. Blair, Cameron, Finlay, and Rory are well-liked Scottish names that work for either gender.

While we include both Scottish names for girls and Scottish boys' names on this list, you can also find individual lists for each gender elsewhere on the site. But the choices here are what we consider the most stylish baby names that are also distinctly Scottish. You also might want to consult our individual lists of Scottish Names for Girls and Scottish Names for Boys.

  • Lennox

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Lennox is an aristocratic and powerful Scottish surname name made truly special by that final x. The worldwide fame of British boxer--World and Olympic champion--Lennox Claudius Lewis brought the... Read More 

  • Lesley

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Lesley runs a distant second to more popular sister Leslie, used for just over 50 baby girls in one recent year vs. Leslie's 700+. And interestingly, no baby boys were named Lesley though 45 were... Read More 

  • Lileas

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Adds some thorns to the smooth texture of Lily. Read More 

  • Lilias

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    An unusual flower name deriving from the Latin word for lily (lilium), this variant has always been popular in Scotland.Read More 

  • Logan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Logan is a a bright and cheerful Scottish surname that originated from a place of that name in Ayrshire. Logan has been climbing steadily since the mid-70s and shot up to the Top 5 for the first... Read More 

  • Lorna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of those names like Pamela, Vanessa and Wendy, Lorna was invented for a particular literary character--the protagonist of the 1869 novel Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore--and then... Read More 

  • Lyle

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Straightforward single-syllable name, but be warned that by the time he's three, any Lyle will be sick of hearing "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile".Read More 

  • Macaulay

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Made famous by former child star Macaulay Culkin, one of the more popular Mac names. Read More 

  • Magnus

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Magnus, a powerful name with a commanding presence, is one of the newly unearthed ancient artifacts; it dates back to Charlemagne being called Carolus Magnus, or Charles the Great. It was picked... Read More 

  • Mairead

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Pronounced MAW-rayt or ma-REYD, Mairead is close enough to Maureen to be accepted here. The name became popular in Ireland due to admiration for the saint of that name. Peig and Peigi are its... Read More 

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