Anglicized form of Aodhán. When combined with variants like Aiden, Ayden, Aydan, and Aden, Aidan was the most popular name for boys in the U.S. in 2006.
St Aidan was the founder of the monastery of Lindisfarne in north England. He is credit
A modern respelling of Aidan. May also be a variant of Eden. When combined with variants like Ayden, Aydan, and Aden, Aiden was the most popular name for boys in the U.S. in 2006.
The name Alan is of Celtic origin and was introduced to the English by the Breton followers of William the Conqueror. The exact meaning of the name is not entirely known although "rock" seems to be the most probable. There are many variations of this name
Diminutive of Alexander, originally popular in Scotland.
Bearers include former British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home, and actors Alec Guinness and Alec Baldwin.
Alec Stoke-d'Urberville is one of the main characters in Tho
Andrew was a disciple of Jesus and of John the Baptist, who it is said was martyred by being crucified on a cross in the shape of an "X". He became a saint. This symbol is now referred to as Saint Andrew's cross. Andrew was the brother of Peter.
Angus is the anglicized form of the Scottish and Irish Gaelic name Aonghus. It is both a first name and surname.
This is a traditional Scottish surname, sometimes also found as Bryden or Briden. In the latest trend of finding names that end with the "den" or "dan" suffix, this surname has been brought to light and become trendy as a first name. The meaning of the s
In the Old Testament, Caleb and Joshua were among the Israelites who left Egypt for Canaan with Moses. They were the only two who lived to see the promised land. Caleb is sometimes translated as "faithful" or "loyal," probably because a dog displays the
Callum was the 13th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2006, but is extremely rare in the US.
The surname of a Scottish clan now also used as a first name. The meaning is unsure, but the name is often taken to be derived from 'cam' (crooked) and 'beul' (mouth).
Many Western U.S. cities and towns are called "Carson" after American explorer and frontiersman Kit Carson.
A river in Scotland. The Gaelic name is Cluaidh.
It may mean "warm" as in Welsh clyd, "snug", or perhaps it has the more appropriate meaning of "powerful enough to be heard from a distance".
Colin may also have originated as a nickname for Nicholas. Famous bearers include former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, golfer Colin Montgomerie and actors Colin Baker, Colin Farrell and Colin Firth.
The name is particularly popular o
A craig or a crag is a rocky hill or mountain. A crag and tail formation is formed when a glacier passes over resilient rock (usually of the igneous kind - granite, for example) which cannot be eroded. The rock is left protruding from the terrain. An exam
Donald comes from the Scottish clan name Domhnall. It is a name frequently used in both Scotland and Ireland. At one time, it's popularity in Scotland rivaled that of Ian, however, Disney's character Donald Duck lead to it's use becoming less frequent. <
Douglas was formerly used as a girl's name in English during the 17th and 18th centuries, but is now considered to be exclusively masculine.
There have been two Scottish kings named Duncan. Duncan I was portrayed in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth', where he is killed by Macbeth. In real life, Duncan was killed in battle.
Duncan Fletcher is a former cricket player and coach.
Of debated etymology, some believe it is derived from a Scottish place name of uncertain origin. Others think it is derived from the Latin errare (to wander).
Ervin is a variant of the surname Irvine, which has three separate origins. It can be from one of two places in Scotland, either Irvine or Irving. Both places are named for a Celtic river whose name probably meant 'green water'. It can also be derived fro
Evan is considered to be Welsh and is, like Ieunan, a form of John and means "God is gracious". Evan and Even are used also in Britanny where they are linked to John the Baptist. These forms overlap in Ireland and Scotland with forms of Eoghan, which are
Anglicized Scottish form of Eoghan.
Though it has gained some popularity as a female name in the U.S., Finlay is masculine in all other English-speaking regions.
Gavin is a form of Gawain. Gawain was one of King Arthur's knights of the Round Table.
Gordon is a Scottish clan name, that is now used as a first name. Gordon Brown is the current British Prime Minister.
Flash Gordon was a comic strip, television show and film. Gordon is also the name of the Big Engine in Thomas the Tank Eng
Grant is both a personal name and a surname. It is the surname of 18th President of the United States and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant.
St. Gregory is the patron saint of singers and students. He was the first pope named Gregory.
The Gregorian Calendar was named after Pope Gregory XIII, who devised it.
Famous Gregorys include actor Gregory Peck, and characte
An Anglicized version of Sheumais, a version of Seumas. It is popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
A Scottish form of John.
Ian is a modern Scottish form of the name John. It was not used in Scotland until the late nineteenth century, though it has since become quite popular throughout the English-speaking world.
Irvin is a variant of the surname Irvine, which has three separate origins. It can be from one of two places in Scotland, either Irvine or Irving. Both places are named for a Celtic river whose name probably meant 'green water'. It can also be derived fro
Irving is a variant of the surname Irvine, which has three separate origins. It can be from one of two places in Scotland, either Irvine or Irving. Both places are named for a Celtic river whose name probably meant 'green water'. It can also be derived fr
Keith was originally Scottish and probably came from a form of 'coillte' or 'ceiteach', meaning "woods".
It might also have been influenced by Welsh 'coedwig' (forest), and even by Old English 'cuth' (knowledgeable).
Of uncertain derivation.
It is perhaps an altered form of the Irish Kelan (from the Gaelic word for "slender").
It might also be a shortened form of the Scottish surname McKellen (Gaelic Mac Ailein "son of Alan", or Mac Cailein "son of Coli
Kelvin is a Scottish name derived from the river Clyde, and Glasgow as an area, Kelvinside, named after it.
The form of the name has probably been influenced by Melvin.
Kendrick might be derived from the Old Welsh Cynwrig, composed of cyn (high, chief) and gwr, wr (hero, man) or wrig (hill, summit).
As a Scottish surname, it is a short form of MacEanraig (son of Henry; son of the home rule).
It may also be
Kyle is the name of a former district of Ayrshire in Scotland. It is also the term for a narrow strip of water between two islands or between an island and the mainland, as in 'the Kyle of Tongue' on the northern coast.
It was the 10th most
This spelling is more commonly used in North America and Australia.
Lewis is a long accepted English spelling of the French name, Louis. It was the 20th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2006 and 2nd in Scotland, but was ranked only 678th in the US. The Isle of Lewis is one of the islands off the west coast of Scotland
Anglicized spelling of the traditional Lachlan.
Originally a surname which was derived from a Scottish place name
St Luke was the author of the Biblical books of Luke and of the Acts of the Apostles. He is traditionally seen as being a physician or a doctor.
Luke was ranked as the 17th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2006, but was rated 43rd in t
A borrowing from the Latin, Magnus is derived from magnus (great, large). The name was brought to England by the Scandinavians during the Middle Ages.
Gaelic name meaning "follower or devotee of the dove", where the dove is usually St. Columba.
It was a popular name among Scottish nobility, and the first name of black Muslim Minister and Civil Rights leader Malcolm X.
Famous Neils include the first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, writers Neil Gaiman and Neil Postman, and singers Neil Diamond and Neil Tennant of the 'Pet Shop Boys'. Neil Kinnock is a British politician, who was leader of the Labour Party in the
It is also used as an anglicisati
There have been various saints named Robert. St Robert of Molesme was one of the founders of the Cistercian monastic order. St Robert Bellarmine was a Catholic Cardinal, and is one of the Doctors of the Church.
There were three kings of Sc
From the Old norse, composed of the elements meaning "Advice; decision; the gods" and "ruler".
Ronald Reagan was President of the United States 1981-9. Ronald McDonald is the clown mascot of restaurant chain McDonald's and Ronald Weasley is
Ross is a region of north Scotland. The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in Antarctica, it was named after Captain James Ross who discovered it in 1841. It was the place where James Scott and his party died, having failed to become the first people
Originally a Scottish name, representing an Anglicized spelling of the Gaelic nickname "Ruadh" (red). It has since spread to other parts of the English-speaking world, where it is often reanalysed as Old French "roy" (king).
Came originally from Old English to mean Scotsman.
Robert Scott was the leader of the losing team in the 'Race to the Pole', and died on his return. Walter Scott was a novelist.
'Beam me up, Scotty' is a phrase associated wi
Diminutive of Scott. Scottish Terriers are often called Scotties.
Common nickname for Scott.
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Thàmhais or back-formation of the the Scottish surname MacTavish ("son of Thomas"). Tavish may also be taken as a variant spelling of the Sanskrit name Tavisha, meaning "strong and energetic".
From the combination of the Germanic elements "rule" and "army".
Famous Walters include journalist Walter Cronkite, author Walter Scott, explorer and sailor Walter Raleigh. Animator Walt Disney was a Walter.
Scottish variant of Eileen.
Aileen Wuornos was an American serial killer.
The name was also born by silent film actress Aileen Pringle.
There have been various Alexandras in royalty: Alexandra of Hesse was the wife of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, Alexandra of Denmark was the wife of British King Edward VIII and Princess Alexandra is a cousin of British Queen Elizabeth II.
Of uncertain origin. It may be from an Arabic word for 'noble' or, in Scotland, a feminine form of Alistair.
It could also be a form of Adelaide.
The name is borne by ballerina Alina Cojocaru.
Variant of Alison, a Norman French diminutive of Alice.
Since 1963 in the US, Allison has been more popular than Alison.
The name is borne by news anchor Allison Stewart, Canadian singer Allison Crowe, and actresses Allison M
Either an elaboration of Anna, or a past misreading of the name Amabel.
'Annabel Lee' is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, about a woman who Poe loved, even after her death.
The name is borne by former English tennis player Annabel
Either an elaboration of Anna, or a past misreading of the name Amabel.
Although the ultimate origin is unsure, it most likely lies in the name Annabel or Anabella. Arabella was likely a misspelling or a spelling change which first made its appearance in the 1600's and caught on. It appeared in both England and Scotland in re
From the Scottish dialect word meaning 'pretty'.
Possibly from the Old Norse word 'brand' meaning 'sword', or a feminine form of Brendan. The name was used first in Scotland, and has since spread to the rest of the world.
Brenda Lee is an American country singer and Brenda Blethyn is an E
Old French form of Greek Helen. Revived in Britain at the end of the 19th century and very popular in the 1950s, especially in Scotland.
In Arthurian legend, Elaine is a name shared by several different female characters, including King Art
Pet form of Kirstin, the Scottish form of Christine.
Scottish vernacular form of Christine.
Lillian Bounds was the wife of animator Walt Disney. Lillian Gish and Lillian Roth were American actresses, and Lillian Hellman was a playwright. The name was most popular around 1900, and these four examples of bearers of the name Lillian were all born w
This surname became a popular first name in Scotland in the 19th century.
Pet form of Mairead, the Scottish Gaelic form of Margaret.
English form of the latinised Greek name meaning "pearl".
An extremely common name from the Middle Ages onwards.
St Margaret of Antioch was a virgin martyr, there is little evidence to suggest that she actually existed, but h
Originally a Middle English Anglicized form of the French "Marie," derived from the Latin "Maria," and ultimately from the Hebrew name of uncertain origin "Miryam".
This is the New Testament form of Miriam, which St. Jerome derives from ele
Of Celtic origin, perhaps derived from the Gaelic 'mohr' (great).
It is also used as an Anglicized form of Máire.
Alternatively, Maura is a feminine form of the Latin Maurus (dark-skinned).
Short form of various names with this ending, including Wilhelmina, also used as an independent given name since the 19th century.
In Scotland, it is a Highland short form of Calumina and Normina, also used on its own.
An invented name of uncertain origin which gained later popularity in Britain as a feminine form of Norman.
Paisley is a town in Scotland, near to Glasgow. It was famous for its weaving industry in the 19th century - Paisley pattern, which involves a Persian inspired tear-shaped design, comes from the town.
Victoria was the Roman goddess of victory, the equivalent of the Greek Nike.
A notable bearer of this name is Queen Victoria who reigned between 1819 - 1901 and is the longest reigning British monarch. Victoria was not a common name when Qu
A derivative of Ansley, a Scottish surname of a habituation nature. Has enjoyed moderate success in the latest trend of choosing surnames as given names. Traditionally a masculine name, it is sometimes used in these modern times for a girl.
Scottish surname of a habituation nature. Has enjoyed moderate success in the latest trend of choosing surnames as given names, along with it's varients Ainslie and Ainsley. traditionally a masculine name, it is sometimes used in these modern times for a
The meaning of "plain", suggests that Blair is someone who comes from the plains, and not that he is plain-looking.
In recent years, Blair has gained popularity as a girl's name.
Cameron is used both as a surname and a given name; the Camerons are a clan from the Scottish Highlands. The name is believed to be from the Gaelic 'cam' (crooked) and 'srón' (nose).
Cameron Crowe is a film director, and Cameron Mackintosh
A common spelling of this name, it is found mostly on females. It was the 25th most popular name in the US in terms of spelling. If you go by sound and combine all the HAY lee pronunciations together (eg Hailey, Hayley, Haley, Hayleigh etc.) then Hailey (
French male name, modern French form of John. Or English female name, medieval variant of Jane.
There have been two king Johns or king Jeans of France. The first only ruled for five days - he was born after his Father's death and died soon
"Kenna" is an Anglicized version of the Gaelic names Cionaodh or Coinneach, meaning "Aodh's affection" and "handsome," respectively. As such, it is technically a male name, though it is rarely used as such in English contexts.
Kenzie is an Anglicized version of the Gaelic name Coinneach, which means "handsome." It is technically a male name, but is more usually considered a female name today.
As a female name, Kira is a variant of the name Ciara, from the Gaelic meaning "dark".
As a Japanese male name, Kira may be written with the character for "glitter; gleam; twinkle".
As a Russian name Kira is taken from the fe
First seen in a Robert Burn's poem, Lesley is a variant of the name Leslie.
From the Gaelic surname for the lands of Lesslyn in Aberdeenshire, the words "leas cuilinn" meaning garden of hollies.
Leslie was the birth name of the 38th President Gerald R. Ford. President Ford was adopted as a baby.
Lindsay is derived from the Brithonic name "Lindissi," a corruption of the Latin "Lindum Colonia" - the Roman name for Lincoln. "Lindum" may derive from the old Gaeli "lindu," meaning "dark lake." Lindsay is a unisex name today, usually feminine in the
Lindsey is a variant spelling of Lindsay, but can also come from a Middle English phrase meaning "Lelli's island."
MacKenzie is a common Scottish surname, traditionally denoting membership in the MacKenzie clan. The MacKenzies have been a significant clan in Scotland for at least 700 years.
MacKenzie itself is an Anglicization of the Gaelic MacCoinneach
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which is derived from Welsh mor (sea) or mawr (great), and can (bright, white) or cant (circle, completion).
This name is common as a surname in both Wales and Ireland and is becoming increasingly popular
Anglicized form of Ruaidhrí.
As a girl's name, Rory is a pet form of several names including Aurora or Aurelia.
Famous male Rorys include comedians Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath, and actors Rory Cochrane and Rory Culkin. Fam
Will is a common nickname for any names starting in "Will/Wil" such as Willard, William, Willem, Wilson or Wilford.
Famous bearers include lead character Will Turner played by Orlando Bloom in Disney's "Pirates of the Carribean" series, Co