Scottish Royal Baby Names

Names of Scottish monarchs and their legitimate children.
  1. Aed
    • Alexander
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "defending men"
      • Description:

        Alexander has been in a Top 25 boys' name in the US for 30 years now. But namers are still attracted to its imposing historic pedigree.
    • Annabella
      • Origin:

        Latin variation of Annabel
      • Meaning:

        "loving"
      • Description:

        With the ascent of all names -ella, and even -bella, we predict that Annabella will rise as an alternative for such favorites as Isabella and Angelina. It's possible to spell the name Anabella. Annabel -- along with Anabel, Annabelle, Anabelle, and Annabell -- are potential alternatives.
    • Anne
      • Origin:

        French variation of English Ann and Hebrew Hannah
      • Meaning:

        "grace"
      • Description:

        The name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary was among the top girls’ names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the French Anne. Both left the Top 100 around 1970 but Anne is still among the most classic names for girls, although others are more likely to choose the original Hannah, the Anna variation, or even Annabel or Annabella.
    • Arthur
      • Origin:

        Celtic
      • Meaning:

        " bear"
      • Description:

        Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by stylish parents, inspired perhaps by the new generation of royals. Arthur has led the list of possible names for the young British princes, chosen as a middle name for Prince Louis, son of William and Catherine, Prince and Princess of Wales.
    • Amlaib
      • Bethoc
        • Origin:

          Gaelic
        • Meaning:

          "life"
        • Description:

          see BEATHAG
      • Catherine
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "pure"
        • Description:

          Catherine is one of the oldest and most consistently well-used girls’ names, with endless variations and nicknames. The Catherine form feels more gently old-fashioned and feminine than the more popular K versions. Most stylish nickname for Catherine right now: Kate...or Cate, a la Blanchett.
      • Charles
        • Origin:

          French from German
        • Meaning:

          "free man"
        • Description:

          Charles derives from the Germanic name Karl, meaning "man" or "free man", and is a royal name in multiple European countries. A famous early bearer is Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Lombards and then Roman Emperor in the 8th-9th centuries.
      • Charlotte
        • Origin:

          French, feminine diminutive of Charles
        • Meaning:

          "free man"
        • Description:

          Charlotte, the name of the young Princess of Cambridge, is the latest classic name to join Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella at the top of the popularity list. It is now among the most popular girl names in many English-speaking and European countries.
      • Constantine
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "steadfast"
        • Description:

          This Roman Emperor's name has long been considered too grand for an American boy. But in this era of children named Augustine and Atticus, it just may be prime for an unlikely comeback.
      • Cellach
        • Cuilen
          • David
            • Origin:

              Hebrew
            • Meaning:

              "beloved"
            • Description:

              David is an enduring worldwide classic, used from ancient times to the present day.
          • Donada
            • Donald
              • Origin:

                Scottish
              • Meaning:

                "proud chief"
              • Description:

                Donald has been used for centuries in Scotland, where the Macdonald clan is one of the most ancient and where there have been six early Scottish kings by that name. Donald was a Top 20 name throughout most of the early twentieth century. But first there was the quacking Donald Duck, introduced in 1934, to affect its image, and then there was The Donald Trump, leaving it drained of much baby appeal. Trump's surprising run to the presidency didn't save Donald's decline on the baby name charts; it fell 47 spots between 2015 and 2016, from 441 to 488, and is now a less popular name than it's been since records have been kept.
            • Duff
              • Origin:

                Irish
              • Meaning:

                "swarthy"
              • Description:

                This somewhat boisterous Celtic name would be at home in a noisy pub or out walking on the moors. In Scotland, it was originally a nickname for someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion.
            • Duncan
              • Origin:

                Scottish
              • Meaning:

                "dark warrior"
              • Description:

                Duncan is jaunty, confident, and open, a Scottish royal name that's brimming with friendly charm and makes it into our golden circle of names that are neither too popular nor too strange. Popularity aside, Duncan is one of the most classic Scottish names for boys.
            • Edgar
              • Origin:

                English
              • Meaning:

                "wealthy spearman"
              • Description:

                Edgar is an Old English name historically associated with the tenth century English king known as Edgar the Peaceful. There was also a King Edgar of Scotland.
            • Edith
              • Origin:

                English
              • Meaning:

                "prosperous in war"
              • Description:

                Edith was a hugely popular name a hundred years ago that's being revived among stylish parents in Stockholm and London. It's currently beginning to gain traction in the US among those with a taste for old-fashioned names with a soft but strong image.