This page concentrates on Scottish baby Boys names and their meanings. Of course they are mainly first names or Christian names as they are known in some countries, but their are some Scotland family or Scottish surnames also.
The history of Scotland also includes many different races known as the Scots, Celts and gaels. Some of the Scottish names are derived from these ancient races and you can find more of these names on the Gaelic Boys names page. In addition, you can use the menu to the left to select what country you wish and whether it is boys or girls names you require. You can also use the site to search for different names using a wide variety of search terms by using the search page.
The mouth of the Nethy River
Scottish boys name again from Hebrew meaning "father of a multitude". Reflects (in the early days at least) Scotlands religious heritage
Scottish boys name originally from the Hebrew for "high father"
From the Oak tree near the ford
A man of the red earth. According to the Bible, the first man
Scottish boys name generally taken to mean "little Adam"
Scottish boys name literally meaning "one from Adria" which is an Italian city. Thought to reflect the high level of Italian immigration and also early occupation by the Romans
Scottish boys name taken from the Greek to mean "praiseworthy". Has been "anglicised" as Angus
Strangely a Scottish boys name used since the 12th Century. No connection with the continent but thought to derive from the Arabic word for "dusty"
Scottish boys name, but more commonly used in Ireland. A version of the Gaelic name Aed and the name of a popular saint.
Bright with nobility (could be a derivation of Albert-English)
A meadow or clearing. Also a unisex name.
Protector of men
Protector of men also spelled as Alasdair
Scottish boys name often shortened to Bert. Originally a Germanic name meaning "noble bright"
Scottish boys name meaning "defender of men". Often shortened in everyday usage to Alex, Alec, Ally or Sandy
The protector and helper of mankind. Also see Sanders.
Scottish boys name taken from a Greek origin meaning "manly"
Unique strength, outstanding
Boys name of Scottish origin meaning "exceptional"
From the Roman name Antonius. Regularly shortened to Tony probably becuase of the actual "real" spelling of Antony
Scottish boys name originally from the Germanic name comprising "excellent, noble,true and bold"
From the land of the Gaels. Also the name of a Scottish county.
Scottish boys name whose roots it is believed are Celtic. Generally agreed that the root of the name means "bear"
New Ireland. A placename
Scottish boys name from the Gaelic name Amhlaibh whose real origins are lost in time. Thought to have roots in ancestor or relics
Scottish boys name which has its roots in Latin Augustine meaning venerable