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What’s In The Scot Name? A top European financial center, Scotland is a NW nation in Europe and constituent of the United Kingdoms. It’s bordered by England (S), the Atlantic (N & W), the North Sea (E), and the Irish Sea and North Channel (SW). Consisting of more than 790 islands, Scotland’s land mass has been repeated covered with glacial ice sheets during the ice age preventing the acquisition of human fossil evidence for comparative historical references. Scoti Confusion Late Latin derived from the term Scoti and applicable to the Gaels, Scotland’s name is one of much argument amongst historians, as well as etymologists worldwide. Latin texts from the 4th century use the term Scoti (also Scotti) referencing raiders of Britain who came from Ireland. Gaels themselves never used the term to describe themselves. Some suggest the term may derive from Scuit "man cut-off" and is actually referring to renegades who became the Kingdom of Dál Riata, not Gaels. However, the only finding for the term (Scuti) is Old Irish which is the parent for the Gaelic language and means "laughing-stock, buffoon". The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles of Abingdon,Worcester & Laud,11th Century, are some of the earliest mentions we still have today for the area known as ‘Scotland’. The Gaelic term Alba seems most likely as a derivation. Both Irish and Scots-Gaelic name for Scotland (derived fr Celtic root Albion) encompassing the whole Great Britain island. The Indo-European derivation from a word meaning "white" is most widely accepted, possibly referring to the chalky, pale cliffs around Dover, England. Today, in the political realm, a Scot is anyone from the country of Scotland. Scots can also refer to the Germanic language spoken by a substantial proportion of the inhabitants in parts of Ulster and Lowland Scotland. Popular Hollywood Paradigm Modern culture loves eclectic cultural multiplicity, and the third Scot origin conception fits the mold perfectly. A union of as many people as possible is the new age understanding for Scottish history and may offer an explanation for its Hollywood assimilation. Hamilton, Hepburn, Elgin, Buchanan, Williamson, and Armstrong are popular Scottish surnames which have been borne by many famous Hollywood actors and celebrities. Neil Armstrong, the acclaimed lunar astronaut, and Louie Armstrong, New Orleans singer and legendary horn musician, are famous U.S. bearers of Scottish origin names. Katherine Hepburn, Charles Buchanan, and countless Hamiltons have adorned silver screen since its inception. Iconic beauty, Brooke Shields, went Scottish desiring baby Grier to be "vigilant and watchful" in today’s world. The legendary R & B artist known solely as Maxwell bears a traditional Scottish place name. Scottish Gaelic Scotland’s native language is Celtic. Spoken by those living in Hebrides and the western Highlands. Introduced around the 4th century by Irish settlers in Scotland, the Gaelic language (Scottis = ‘Scottish’). Kingdom consolidation of Dál Riata, along with Gaelic speaking by the church continued the rapid language expansion. By the 12th century, Scottish Gaelic replaced all other languages in Scotland and became the dominant language in Scotland. The Gaelic language of the Scots became known as Erse literally meaning "Irish", in the early part of the 16th century. It was referred to as Scottis (the Scots language) when it joined the Middle English dialects collection in the Kingdom of Scotland. The modern Gaelic form has distinct Scottish characteristics and forms. Personal Names The naming system used in Scotland for personal names is a given name followed by a family name. Given names are native to the formal Gaelic language or borrowed from other origins. In the latter case, the name is nativized, or conformed to more Gaelic sounding names. Other rough English translations such as Gormelia (derived from Gorm(sh)uil) coming from the original Scottish Gaelic forms were typical forgotten in origin. Non-cognate names (deriving from the same word) commonly used as English names, although similar to original Scottish Gaelic forms became changed for equivalence into English. The following common English forms are examples: Sophie or Rebecca (frBeathag), Dorothy (fr Dìorbhail), Kenneth (fr Coinneach), and Duncan (Donnchadh). It should also be noted the large majority for names with Scottish origins are male. Surnames Scottish last names are generally historical and patronymic, coming from the father ancestral line. The child’s gender determines the surname form. Color words are also typical Scottish surname origins. Nicknames Scottish nicknames (far-ainm, frith-ainm) in Gaelic are similar to other language naming customs, particularly those found in England. Scots nickname persons to indicate an occupation, location, physical characteristic (color word associations are common), or incident of association for the person. Additionally, because it was typical for Ross MacIntyre to refer to several dozen men in a community, nicknames were more commonly used in Gaelic speaking communities than proper, given names. Scottish Name Elements mac "son or son of" (MacAllister, MacDonald) nic "daughter or daughter of" (Nic Dhomhnuill) (contracted form fr nighean mhic) -ag feminine diminutive (Beileag, Morag, Seonag) ruadh "red" (Roy) bàn "white" (Bain) buidhe "yellow" (Bowie) donn "brown" (Dunn) dubh "black" (Dow) Traditionally Used Scottish Names Elliot Ross Clyde Craig Stewart Lewis Stuart Scott Malcom Baxter Baby Names Trending Now In America Hunter Logan Baxter Monroe Henderson McCoy Paton Patterson Ross Hammond Grier (female)

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PoniScottishSmall horse.
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TavonScottishTwin; variant of Thomas
Twin; variant of Thomas,
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TEVINScottishTwin
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BrysonScottishSpeckled
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MitchellScottishWho is like the Lord; a variant of Michael,
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NechtanScottishPure
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AngusScottishThe only choice|Chosen, Possesses strength.
One choice, one strength; the god of love in Celtic mythology
The only choice|Chosen, Possesses strength.
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BairdScottishBard,
Minstrel; a medieval musical entertainer,
From Baird
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BonnyScottishPretty, charming, beautiful; This Scottish term is likely a derivation of the French word bon, meaning good or nice.
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BoydScottish-BoyShortlist
AlistairScottishDefender of mankind; an Anglicized form of Alasdair, a Gaelic variant of Alexander,
Variant of Alexander defender of mankind.
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CaileanScottishChild,
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CalderScottishCold brook; surname,
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CaleyScottishSlender,
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CarrScottishFrom the marsh or mossy ground
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CraigScottishRock.
Rock,
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CunninghamScottishFrom Cunningham
Village with the milk pails.
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DenholmScottishA place name
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DougalScottish-BoyShortlist
DouglasScottishFrom the dark river; The Scottish Douglas clan had two historical branches, Black Douglases and Red Douglases. The lords of these clans figure in Sir Walter Scott's writing.,
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MontgomeryScottishFrom the wealthy one's mountain.
From the wealthy man's mountain; Montgomery is also the state capital of Alabama.,
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MORRISONScottishDark-skinned; A Moor. Form of Maurice.,
Son of the servant of Mary
Son of Morris
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PerthScottishFrom the thorn-bush thicket.
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REEDScottishRedhead; variant of Reid,
A Reed or Red Haired
Redhead; variant of Reid,
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REIDScottishRedhead; a surname adapted a long time ago for given name use,
Red Headed
Redhead; a surname adapted a long time ago for given name use,
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RonaldScottishPowerful, rules with counsel; from the same root as Reynold,
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ScotScottishOf Scottish origin.
Wanderer
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ShawScottishFrom the shady grove,
Surname.,
Terse
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AndreScottishManly, brave,
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AnnabelScottishBeautiful grace.
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JAIMIEScottishSupplanter, Replacer
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SinclairScottishSaint Clair.,
Saint Clair,
From Saint Clair sur Elle
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ANDREASScottishManly, brave; variant of Andrew,
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SANDYScottishDefender of man; abbreviation of Alexander,
Defender of man; abbreviation of Alexander
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ARINScottish-Shortlist
COBYScottishUncertain meaning; possibly derived as a nickname for Jacob but is used as an independent name
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ElspethScottishVariation of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful;God of plenty.,
Variant of Elisabeth.
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JessieScottishA diminutive of Janet. Also a diminutive of Jessamine or Jessical.
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LeolaScottishVariation of Leonora or Leonie
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KINScottishFrom the top of the cliff
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MaiScottishScottish form of Margaret pearl
Coyote,
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AnnabellaScottishJoy,
Beautiful. Graceful.,
Beautiful grace
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LornaScottishFrom Laurentium, the place of the laurel tree, place of honor and victory; feminine of Lawrence,
The laurel or sweet bay tree, symbolic of honor and victory; old name with many variants,
Refers to the laurel tree, symbolic of honor or victory; Lorna is a feminine form of Lorne (from Loren). She is the heroine of Blackmoore's novel
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NessaScottishNessa was the mother of Conchobhar (Conor) Mac Nessa, king of Ulster.
Pure,
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RosaScottishThe rose is a flower known not only for its exceptional beauty and fragrance, but also as an enduring symbol of love.,
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JedrekScottishA strong man. Variant of Andrew.
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FiaScottishA flickering fire.
Dark of peace
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LANGScottishTall One
Tree.
Tall one
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LUNDYScottishGrove
Lundy Island sits off the Bristol Channel off the north coast of Devon in the United Kingdom, and many puffin live there.
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MURRAYScottishProtects the sea; Children may recognize this name as belonging to Murray, the red-shirted musician of The Wiggles.,
Lord of the sea,
Ancient Scottish clan surname and a place name now called Moray
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