There are many ways to honor your family’s heritage, and naming your child based on that heritage is a great way to do so.

Named from the features of the Scottish landscape, or inspired from Gaelic folklore, Scottish names reflect the ancient and rich culture of the Scots. Some of the most popular names like Aaran, Amelia, Laydon, or Tearlach reflect the strength of the Scots, while others like Ava, Broc, Lochlan and Matheson, honor the natural land. The deep rooted love of god and humanity is also shown in various names like Abbot, Jaine, Seonag and Mitchum. 

So if you're looking to pass down a piece of history or family heritage, try out one of these popular Scottish baby names:

Scottish Baby Names for Boys:

NAME 

MEANING

GENDER

Aaran

The meaning of aaran is enlightened, mountain or strength

Boy

Abott

The father or the priest

Boy

Aklen

A Scottish version of Alan. One who is a little rock

Boy

Alistair

Gaelic form of Alexander

Boy

Aonghus

Celtic - One Choice; A variant of name is Angus

Boy

Bairn

One who is a child at heart

Boy

Bercilak

The green knight; mighty and powerful

Boy

Broc

One who is like a badger

Boy

Broden

One who comes from the Brodie Castle in Scottish

Boy

Brody

A secon-born

Boy

Cadyn

Cadan's male child

Boy

Cailin

A child who is modern

Boy

Calen

People's victory

Boy

Camdyn

One who comes from the winding valley

Boy

Carson

A Scottish surname, unknown meaning

Boy

Chrystal

Crystal; a transparent clear solid

Boy

Clellan

Son of a follower of a Saint named Fillan

Boy

Curra

Spear; Hero

Boy

Dawe

A lucky and beloved individual

Boy

Dickenson

Patronymic name; a beloved individual

Boy

Drummond

One who is at the ridge

Boy

Duglas

Dark Stream or river

Boy

Edborough

A prosperous administrator

Boy

Ervine

a beautiful friend.

Boy

Fraser

Men from the forest; strawberries; a man with curly hair

Boy

Gawen

White color type of bird, hawk which used as a weapon in the battle field.

Boy

Gillean

The name Gillean is a Scottish, Gaelic name and means The Servant of St.John

Boy

Graeme

Graeme name means a farm home or a place to relax. In simple words a person with whom people feel relaxed

Boy

Hackett

Scottish and Norman Persons name

Boy

Hendries

Varian of Henry

Boy

Kai

The Scottish and American meaning is Fire, The Hawaiian is The Sea, Welsh meaning is Keeper of the keys

Boy

Laydon

Muscular, sttrong male individual

Boy

Lochlan

Lord of the lake

Boy

Macall

Son of the chief in battle

Boy

Mackinnon

Son of the fair born

Boy

Maclay

An amiable and youthful person

Boy

Maclean

Son of a beautiful man

Boy

Mak

To be the son of someone

Boy

Manson

A Scottish surname, son of Mangus

Boy

Matheson

A bear's son

Boy

Mccauley

 

 Son of righteousness

Boy

Mckay

A son of fire

Boy

Mitchum

An angel who is closer to the God

Boy

Ord

A hammer or a point

 

Boy

Paton

A royal and humble person; warrior's town

Boy

Rabbie

A bright flame

Boy

Raith

Surname, means small fortress

Boy

Steaphan

One who wears the crown

Boy

Struan

He who lives near the stream

Boy

Tearlach

A strong man

Boy

Tevis

Scottish name meaning twin

Boy

Thayne

The landholder

Boy

Thomeson

Scottish surname, son of Thom

Boy

Toren

A craggy hilltop used as a watchtower

Boy

Watson

Son of Watt

Boy

 

Scottish Baby Names for Girls:

NAME 

MEANING 

GENDER

Aberdine

Woman from a city of Aberdeen; reliable

Girl

Aisla

From Ailsa Craig, a rocky islet in the Scottish Firth of Clyde.

Girl

Amelia

The one who is industrious, hard working and fertile

Girl

Anabel

A lovable person who solves problems

Girl

Aria

The one who is Lion of the Lords; Air, Song or Melody

Girl

Ava

A bird; a living organism of the ecosystem

Girl

Bonie

A woman who is gorgeous, beutiful

Girl

Charlotte

Feminine form of Charles; freeman

Girl

Daviana

A beloved person who is everyone's favourite

Girl

Dolina

It means ruler of the world.

Girl

Eisla

Devoted to God; name of a river; a fairy rock

Girl

Elsea

this means one who is devoted to god or is pledged to god.

Girl

Emily

a name that often signifies a hardwroking, dilligent and an industrious person.

Girl

Eppie

auspicious speech or good repute.

Girl

Everallin

a 3rd century historic figure.

Girl

Fina

One who shall add

Girl

Gara

Short or little woman.

Girl

Grace

Grace, which means decency with a special beauty.

Girl

Halleigh

Variation of Hailey whcih means Hay's meadow

Girl

Isla

Island

Girl

Jaine

A little girl who was a gift of God

Girl

Kellina

Kellina means Strong-Willed

Girl

Levene

Place of the Flood

Girl

Lilias

Rare variation of the name Lily, from flower name

Girl

Maysie

Scottish diminutive of Margaret, means pearl

Girl

Nairna

Dweller at the alder tree river

Girl

Neale

Follower, cup holder, victor, fighter.

Girl

Nes

A gentle person, from the headland

Girl

Olivia

The one who is closer to olive tree.

Girl

Osla

One who came from a steep place

Girl

Paisleigh

Variation of Paisley it means Church or Cemetery

Girl

Peigi

A peg; one who is governed by tradition

Girl

Seonag

Gaelic form of Joan, means God is merciful

Girl

Sophie

She is wise and clever

Girl

Vertie

Derived from Virtue

Girl

Yvaine

Evening star

Girl

 

Unisex Scottish Baby Names:

NAME

MEANING

GENDER

Aed

A fire, flame, burning fire

Unisex

 

Aftyn

Derived from Afton which was a place in Scotland that had Feminine Strength

Unisex

 

Agan

A unisex name which means beautiful or handsome and intelligent. In other meanings it means pearl, a precious stone which is very expensive.

Unisex

Dallin

Belonging to the meadow

Unisex

Milligan

A Christianity ritual of shaving head

Unisex

Noah

Relaxation, restful, harmony, calm.

Unisex

 

Ogilvy

His leniency and compassion shown towards offenders , disposition to be kind and forgiving

Unisex

Thistle

A name of a plant

Unisex

 

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