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.

  Scottish boys name originally from the Greek meaning lover of horses  
  Scottish boys name which is more common as a surname and originates in the Placename (now called Craigmillar)  
  Scottish boys name from the Latin for "fifth"  
  Scottish nickname for Robert (most famously Rabbie Burns)  
  Scottish boys name whose origins are in Old Norse and means a combination of counsel and wolf  
  Scottish boys name which was originally a placename but is periodically used as a first name. Most famous person to have it as a first name was the British Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald  
  Scottish boys name from Old German which means a combination of advice and defence.  
  Scottish boys name which origiantes in Old German words meaning a combination of King and firm. Often shortened to Dick or Richie  
  Famous, bright fame  
  Scottish boys name which is usually regarded as being a shortened version of Robert but is also used on its own  
  Scottish boys name which is probably thought of as more of an English name (even in Scotland). Unsurprisingly its origins are in old English and means fame spear  
  Scottish boys name which originates in the Nordic countries (probably Sweden) where it means ruler of unfavourable gods  
  Rarely used Scottish boys name which is thoght to originate (unsurprisngly) from the race known as the Romans  
  Scottish boys name orignating in Old Norse meaning power and might. A popular spelling is Ranald  
  Scottish boys name which originates in Gaelic and means simply "red"  
  Woody meadow  
  The red one. From the mane  
  Scottish boys name of unclear origins but perhaps simply a surname which started to be used as a first name  
  Scottish boys name which originates in Ireland where it is a far more popular name.  
  Scottish boys name which comes from Hebrew. Whilst the exact meaning is unclear it is related to God (probably in terms of worship)  
  An unusual Celtic boys name which means (meaning) freedom  
  Strangely this is a Scottish boys name which is originally thought to have developed in the USA. Perhaps by expatriates longing for the home country  
  This is actually the Irish version of the Scottish name John. However, it is being adopted by Scottish parents who are apparently more proud of thier Irish roots than their Scottish ones.  
  Scottish boys name from the gaelic for" propagator" or "sower of seeds"  
  One of the more unusual Scottish boys names which was mainly popular in the Shetland Isles  
  Scottish boys name which is a form of the Hebrew Shimeon which means "God has heard"  
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