Scottish Baby Names

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.

The most popular Scottish baby names in the US today are the red-hot Isla and Maisie for girls, thanks to actresses Isla Fisher and Maisie Williams. For boys, popular Scottish names include Graham, Kyle, Logan, Lennox, Maxwell, and Evan. Blair, Cameron, Finlay, and Rory are well-liked Scottish names that works for either gender. Other stylish Scottish names include Esme, Elsie, Fiona, Flora, Ione, and Una for girls; Duncan and Malcolm for boys.

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.

  • Catriona

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This Katherine variation, used through Ireland and Scotland, is pronounced as Katrina -- kat-tree-na. The name became popular after the Crusaders brought home stories about the colorful fourth... Read More 

  • Clyde

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Even though in the past Clyde may have been identified as half of the infamous outlaw duo with partner Bonnie Parker—especially after the 1967 movie in which he was played by Warren Beatty—Clyde... Read More 

  • Conall

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Too many Connors in your neighborhood? This name--spelled with one 'l' or two--is equally authentic and much more unusual.Read More 

  • Conran

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Associated with iconic British designer and retailer Terence Conran, who had an international impact on household design. Makes a nice variation on CONRAD.Read More 

  • Craig

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Craig is a single-syllable baby-boomer name, still common in its native Scotland, but most modern Americans would prefer something like Kyle.Read More 

  • Creighton

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One instance where a phonetic spelling might be better. Read More 

  • Darragh

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Also Anglicized as Dara and also spelled Daire in its native form, Darragh is undeniably appealing but may feel too feminine for a boy to the American ear. In fact, it's used for both girls and... Read More 

  • Davina

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A Scottish favorite that could make it here thanks to its similarity to the word divine. It's the most popular of several feminizations of David used in Scotland, including Davida, Davinia and... Read More 

  • Diarmad

    Gender: M LoveDislike

  • Donnan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This Irish saint's name makes an attractive alternative for Dylan or Donald. Read More 

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