437 Scottish Baby Names With Meanings

While naming the baby, most parents prefer including a little bit of their family history to ensure that the child remembers where he comes from. So if you also wish to pass your Scottish heritage to the next generation, bestow a Scottish baby name on your child.

Scottish baby names have distinctive origins, all thanks to the eventful history of invasions and battles. The baby name inspiration ranges from traditional Celtic, Gaelic and Old English to influences from neighboring countries, Italy, France, and Norway. Additionally, the Lowland and Highland areas have different names, depending on the regions. While scottish boy names are strong and manly, scottish female names are dainty, soft and feminine, which is one of the traits of Celtic and Gaelic names.

From the motherland of bagpipers, Loch Ness monster and of course, Johnnie Walker, MomJunction brings you an extensive collection of Scottish baby names with meanings. You’re sure to fall in love with these gorgeous name, whether you are a Scottish or not. Keep scrolling!

MaxwellOne who lives by the Great streamBoy
MaysieScottish diminutive of Margaret, means pearlGirl
Mccauley Son of righteousnessBoy
MckayA son of fireBoy
MckenzieThe fair oneGirl
McleodSon of an ugly manBoy
MctairA son of a carpenter of wrightBoy
MelvilleClearance on unfruitful land, Defrayal on barren land.Boy
MeribethThe utmost beautiful.Girl
MhairiThe most dearly one.Girl
MhariThe darling or much loved one.Girl
Mikenziethe Child of a wise leader.Unisex
MilliganA Christianity ritual of shaving headUnisex
MingusAn estate-owner, who lives in a manorBoy
MinnieGermanic - Will; Desire; Helmet; Protection; Faithful Guard; A variant form of MinaGirl
MitchumAn angel who is closer to the GodBoy
MoiraHebrew - Sea of Bitterness; Rebelliousness; Wished for Child; Celtic - Little Mary; A variant of MaryGirl
MoragHebrew - Sea of Bitterness; Rebelliousness; Wished for Child; Celtic - Big; Great; A variant of MaryGirl
NabHead minister of an monastery.Boy
NairnaDweller at the alder tree riverGirl
NairneFrom the river along alder treesGirl
NaosOne option or single opportunity.Boy
NapierTradesman of linen cloths.Boy
NaughtonWho has carry clean heart.Boy
NealeFollower, cup holder, victor, fighter.Girl
NeilanVictor, overcomer, defender, defeater.Boy
NeilsA person who has general authority over others.Boy
NesA gentle person, from the headlandGirl
NivenA small holy person, Little saintBoy
NygelA Hebrew word of something came out of the water.Boy
ObanAn Enchanting brave person who is infatuated for his bravery.Boy
OgilvyHis leniency and compassion shown towards offenders , disposition to be kind and forgivingUnisex
OglesbyNot widely known, especially valued for its uncommonness, not widely distributedUnisex
OrdA hammer or a pointBoy
OslaOne who came from a steep placeGirl
PaisleeScottish - Patterned fabric; From Paisley; Scottish; Man of the church; A variant of name PaisleyGirl
PaisleighVariation of Paisley it means Church or CemeteryGirl
ParlanPloughman; Farmer; Son of the ploughGirl
PateOne who is born with paws; a fighterGirl
PatonA royal and humble person; warrior's townBoy
PedenOne who is the son of PaidinBoy
PefenIt has individuality and confidenceBoy
PeigiA peg; one who is governed by traditionGirl
PuspabhusanA flower made ornamentBoy
PuspamanjariA girl who is like the flower budGirl
RabbieA bright flameBoy
RaithSurname, means small fortressBoy
RanaldForm of Ronale, one who rules with counselBoy
RanulfScottish name meaning a shield of wolfBoy
RanulphA shield-wolfBoy
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