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Scottish Baby Names
Check out our unique list of Scottish Baby Names and if you would like more inspiration take a look at our list of Gaelic and Celtic babynames.
Scottish Baby Names!
See below for the complete selection of nearly 300 Scottish Baby names to choose from! Still unsure? Then check out over 50,000 other names available via the Baby Names Index.
Scottish Baby Boy Names
Scottish Baby Girl Names
Scottish baby names - Info requested by our visitors
In their search for Scottish baby names people become interested in researching their own surname or family name and First Name. We have therefore included this information to meet the requests of our visitors.
Scottish Surnames - Info requested by our visitors
In their search for Scottish baby names people become interested in their own surname or family name. We have therefore included this information to meet the requests of our visitors.
Scottish surnames divide into two categories. Scottish surnames from the highlands and Scottish surnames from the lowlands of Scotland. The Scottish Gaelic surnames from the highlands were heavily influenced by the Clans. Highlanders gave their allegiance to Clans and adopted the surname used by that clan. These surnames included names like Mackintosh, Macgregor, Maclachlan, Macdonnell, Macdonald, Macduff, Buchanan, Drummond, Munro, Campbell, Stewart, Cameron and Ross. Scottish surnames from the lowlands of Scotland tended to be influenced by English names. Many Scottish surnames such as Stewart, Cameron and Ross are now commonly used as First or middle names.
Scottish First Names
Scottish Baby Names: The Importance of First Names!
We respond to our names throughout our lives. People associate us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of people, just from hearing a name they can therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of an Scottish Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important.
Scottish Baby Names: The meanings of Scottish baby names
Meanings of names are only really important to the person that they belong to! They are not actually interesting to anyone else! To give credence to this statement ask yourself the following questions...
- Do I know the name meanings of my parents?
- Do I know the name meanings of my partner?
The answer for the vast majority of people will be a resounding "No!". They are, however, interesting when trying to decide upon Scottish baby names. If you are undecided perhaps the meaning of an Scottish baby name would help you make a final decision.
Scottish Baby Names: The Origins of Scottish baby names
The origins of Scottish baby names include place names, names related to mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic and religious origins. We then move on to Scottish baby names which can be classed as Descriptive names, Place names, Speciality names and finally unique (or created names).
Scottish Baby Names: Questions about Scottish baby names!
At one time or another most of us have posed some the following questions about our own names...
- What does my name mean?
- Why did my parents choose the name?
- Are there any strong family connections to my name?
- Where did my name originate?
- Why was I given such a popular name?
- Why was I given such an unusual name?
What Scottish baby name shall I give to my baby?
Will the Scottish baby name suit my baby? Should a Scottish Baby name be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular or cool? Will it be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!"). Will it be appropriate throughout a lifetime. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a baby? What will your baby think of your choice?