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Scotland or Scottish Boy Baby Names

This page concentrates on Scottish baby Boys names and their meanings. In Scotland, it is sometimes the case that they use family names as first names. In addition an abbreviation of Mc or mac (meaning son of) is sometimes used.

Scotland has a rich and unique history and this includes a number of ancient races such as the Scots, Celts and Gaels and this contriubutes to its names. In addition, in Scotland there is a tradition of we are all "Jock Tamson's bairns" meaning that we are all the same, no matter race, creed or colour and Scotland has often welcomed newcomers to its fold. After the second world war, a number of displaced european refugees settled and more recently the european union has provided a number of newcomers to the country bringing their own rich history. Some of the (native) Scottish names are derived from these ancient races and you can find more of these names on the Gaelic Boys names page.

 
  Humphrey  
  Scottish boys name originating in Norman history meaning noble and knightly.  
  Hunter  
  Scottish boys name which more often appears as a surname. The origins should be quite clear  
  Huntly  
  Scottish boys name which again is more likely to be a surname. A town in Aberdeenshire its original meaning was hunting ley (meadow)  
  Iagan  
  the little fiery one  
  Ian  
  Form of John  
  Innes  
  Scottish boys name originating in the Gaelic word for island  
  Irvine  
  Scottish boys name also spelled Irving. The first spelling is a Scottish town in Ayrshire  
  Ivor  
  Scottish boys name originates in the Norse personal name of Ivarr  
  Jacob  
  Scottish boys name which has fallen from favour. Biblical and therefore Hebrew origins  
  James  
  Scottish boys name from ancient Hebrew but developed from the Lation Jacobus  
  Jason  
  Scottish boys name which is an ancient name with its roots in Biblical times  
  Jock  
  Short form of Jacob or John. God is gracious  
  John  
  Scottish boys name from the Hebrew for God is gracious. Many different spellings or derivatives such as Jock, Jack, Ian, Iain, Sean  
  Jonathan  
  Scottish boys name from the Hebrew for Jehovah has given  
  Joseph  
  Scottish boys name from the Hebrew for Jehovah increases  
  Keir  
  Scottish boys name more usually a surname but thought to derive from the Gaelic Ciar.  
  Keith  
  Scottish boys name which was originally a placename (North of Scotland) whcih evolved into a surname then a first name  
 
 
  Kelso  
  A Scottish border town  
  Kelvin  
  Scottish boys name whose origisn are unclear but thought to be related to the River which runs through Glasgow  
  Ken  
  Scottish boys name meaning Fun  
  Ken  
  Shortened form of Kenneth  
  Kennedy  
  Scots name which is more commonly used as a surname but growing in popularity. Means (charmingly!!) ugly headed  
  Kenneth  
  Handsome and fair, or born of fire  
  Kenny  
  Another deviation on the longer name Kenneth  
  Kentigern  
  Scottish boys name, used very irregularly, who is also the name of Glasgow's patron saint  
  Kerr  
  Scottish boys name which is more common as a surname.  
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