Scottish Names for Girls

Scottish names for girls found in the Nameberry database include the choices here.

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  • Isla

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    Isla is the name of a Scottish river, an island (spelled Islay), and the hot young red-haired actress Isla Fisher, wife of Sacha Baron Cohen. Isla is also among the fastest rising names in the US,... Read More 

  • Isobel

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    The Scottish spelling of Isabel has a definite character of her own, the 'o' giving her an extra infusion of strength but also an element of confusion. How do you pronounce that? Answer: Exactly... Read More 

  • Lileas

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

  • Mairi

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    Why does Mairi, pronounced MAW-re, seem so much cooler than Mary? This Irish form of Mary was not used before the seventeenth century, as it was considered too sacred. Some of its Anglicized forms... Read More 

  • Maisie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Maisie, a hundred-year-old favorite, is in perfect tune with today. Spelled Maisy in a popular children's book series, Maisie is rising in tandem with cousin Daisy. While Maisie might be short for... Read More 

  • Mirin

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    The 6th century Irish saint Mirin emigrated to Scotland and now is the patron saint of both the Glasgow suburb of Paisley and the game of football. Mirren is one modern spelling; the Cornish... Read More 

  • Nessa

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Like its cousin Tessa, Nessa -- a shortening of Vanessa or Agnes or Anastasia among other possibilities -- is an attractive nickname that can stand on its own. Read More 

  • Rhona

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    Probably started life as a short form of Rhonwen, which we would definitely prefer. Read More 

  • Shona

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    Unusual Scottish name--it's the Anglicized equivalent of Janet--but it may be too close to the ubiquitous Sha names. Quite popular in Scotland.Read More 

  • Tamerlaine

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    Although Tamerlaine, especially with the addition of an i, feels more feminine than masculine these days and is occasionally used for girls, the original Tamerlane was a fierce Mongol warrior.Read More 

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