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Traditional Scottish Baby Names to Use in 2021

Inside: 100+ traditional Scottish baby girl names and Scottish baby boy names and their meanings to use in 2021

Are you looking for a traditional Scottish baby name?

Well, I have a confession. Last month, I binge-watched a show that I cannot seem to shake from my brain.

That show is Outlander.

Hands down, Outlander is probably the best show I have ever watched.

Outlander takes place in 1700s Scotland. It is full of history, culture, romance, and what I enjoyed most was the Scots language.

I played subtitles the entire five seasons so I could pick up on all of the Scots sayings. Some of my favorites are:

“Aye” – Yes

“Dinna Fash” -Don’t worry

“Ah dinna ken.” – I don’t know.

“Canny”- Cannot

Because I cannot seem to shake this series from my head, and since my baby name posts seem to be such a hit, I thought I would detour from the romance language baby names and voyage off to Scotland with this list of 100 traditional Scottish baby girl and boy names to use this 2021! Enjoy

Let me know in the comments below which names are your favorite!

In the meantime, check out some of our other baby name posts:

Inside:    100+ traditional Scottish baby girl and boy names and their meanings to use in 2021

100+ Traditional Scottish Baby Names

A

1. Annabelle ♀

Beautiful, graceful

2. Aindréas ♂

Strong

3. Ainsley ♂ ♀

Meadow

 

4. Ailbert ♂

Nobel

 

5. Andrew ♂

Manly. St. Andrew – the patron saint of Scotland

B

6. Blair ♂ ♀

From a Scottish surname that is derived from Gaelic blár meaning “plain, field, battlefield”.

7. Bearnard ♂

Bear strong

8. Bruce ♂

Folklore tale of 14th century Robert King of Scotland: (‘the Bruce’) who learned the value of perseverance from watching a spider spin a web.

9. Bryce♂

Speckled

10. Bonnie ♀

Pretty, charming, beautiful

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C

11. Catriona ♀

Pure, variation of Katherine and pronounced the Katrina

12. Cameron ♂ ♀

From a Scottish surname meaning “crooked nose” from Gaelic cam “crooked” and sròn “nose”.

13. Camdyn ♂ ♀

From the winding valley

14. Callum ♂

Bald dove

 

D

15. David ♂

Beloved or friend

16. Douglas ♂

Anglicized form of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, meaning “dark river” from Gaelic dubh “dark” and glais “water, river”.

16. Davina ♀

Little deer. The feminine form of David

17. Daileass ♂

From the waterfall

18. Dylan ♂

Great tide

 

E

19. Eilidh ♀

Sun or Radiant one

Here is a video on the pronunciation:

20. Elsbeth ♀

God is bountiful

 

21. Edina ♀

Wealthy

22. Evan ♂

Young Warrior / Right handed

23. Ervin ♂

Beautiful

 

F

24. Fergus ♂

Man of strength / First choice

25. Fiona ♀

Fair/Femminine

26. Firth ♂

Arm of the sea

27. Fletcher ♂

Field / Headstrong

28. Fraser ♂

“Of the forest men”

29. Forba ♂

Headstrong

30. Farrell ♂

One who is brave or courageous

 

G

31. Gair♂

Short

31. Gaven♂

White hawk

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33. Gawen ♂

Battle hawk / White hawk

34. Gwyneth ♀

Blessed

35. Grant ♂

Leader

36. Gordon ♂

Spacious fort

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H

37. Hamish ♂ ♀

A nickname for a Highlander.

I

38. Ian ♂

Gift from god

39. Iver ♂

Archer

40. Iona ♀

From the king’s island

41. Irving ♂

Friend from the sea / Handsome friend

 

J

42. Johnson ♂

Son of John

43. Jean ♀

Gracious

44. Jackie ♂ ♀

God has been gracious

K

45. Kay ♂ ♀

Fire

46. Keith ♂

Wood / “From the battleground”

47. Kendrick ♂

Royal power / Greatest champion

48. Kenzie ♀

The fair one

49. Kin ♂ ♀

From the top of the cliff

50. Kyle ♂

Narrow

51. Kelvin ♂

From near the river

52. Kevin ♂

Gentle, handsome

L

53. Liusaidh ♀

Elegant,graceful,shining light

54. Laird ♂

Lord

 55. Lamont ♂

Man of law

56. Lachlan ♂

Land of lakes

57. Leathan ♂

River

58. Lennox ♂ ♀

From the field of elm trees, from Shakespeare’s play Macbeth

59. Lesley ♂ ♀

Garden of Holy

60. Lindsay ♂ ♀

Island of the Linden (lime) tree

61. Logan ♂

From the little hallow

63. Lorna ♀

Laurel tree symbolic of honor or victory (heroine)

64. Lyall ♂

Surname meaning loyal

65. Leith ♂ ♀

Wet

 

M

66. Macauley ♂

Righteous

67. Mackinley ♂ ♀

Son of Kinley

68. Maisie♀

Pearl

69. Morag ♀

Great, sun / Scottish version of Sarah which means princess

70. Malcolm ♂

Disciple of Saint Columba/ From Shakespeare’s play Macbeth

71. Monroe ♂

Mouth of the Roe river

72. Murdock ♂

Protector of the sea

73. Maddox ♂

Benevolent, compassionate

N

74. Nairna ♀

Dwells at the alder tree river

75. Neill ♂

Champion

76. Nessa ♀

Pure/From the headland

77. Niall ♂

Champion or passionate

78. Norris ♂

From the North

79. Niamh ♀

Beauty and Brightness

Here is a video on how to pronounce Niamh

 

80. Nicol ♂

Victorious

O

81. Oighrig♀

{AY-ryik}

The new speckled one

P

82. Paden♂

Royal

83. Paisley ♀

Church/Colorful patterned print originated in Paisley, Scotland

84. Peyton♂ ♀

Warriors Village

 

Q

85. Quinn ♂ ♀

Wise, wisdom, intelligence

86. Rae ♀

Grace

R

87. Raegan♀

King/Ruler

88. Rhiannon ♀

Great queen

89. Rose ♀

Flower

90. Rowan ♂ ♀

Red hair

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S

91. Scott ♂

Wanderer

92. Sandy ♂ ♀

Defender of man

93. Silease ♂ ♀

Youthful

T

94. Teagan ♂ ♀

Poet

95. Torey ♂ ♀

“From the craggy hills”

96. Trevor ♂

Big village

U

97. Una ♀

Lamb

V

98. Vanora ♀

White wave

W

99. Wallace ♂

Welshman / stranger

100. Wynfreda ♀

“From the narrow passage”

 

Did you find a name you LOVE?

If, so drop me a comment below telling me which one!!!

Haste ye back!

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