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  1. ADAIR: Variant spelling of Scottish Adaire, meaning "the ford of the oaks." 

  2. ADAIRE: Scottish surname derived from the Irish place name Athdare, composed of the elements ath "a ford" and dare (from darach), hence "the ford of the oaks." Click here to read a tradition concerning the origin of the sur name.

  3. AILBEART: Scottish Gaelic form of English Albert, meaning "bright nobility."

  4. AILBERT: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Ailbeart, meaning "bright nobility."

  5. AINDREA: Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."

  6. AINSLEY: Scottish habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements ansetl "hermitage" and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "hermitage meadow."

  7. AINSLIE: Variant spelling of Scottish unisex Ainsley, meaning "hermitage meadow." 

  8. ALAISDAIR: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Alaistair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  9. ALAISTAIR: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Alastair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  10. ALAISTER: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Alastair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  11. ALASTAIR: Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Alexandrus, meaning "defender of mankind."

  12. ALASTEIR: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Alastair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  13. ALEC: Short form of Scottish Gaelic Alestair, meaning "defender of mankind." Compare with other forms of Alec.

  14. ALESTAIR: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Alastair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  15. ALISTAIR: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Alastair, meaning "defender of mankind."

  16. AMHLAIBH: Scottish Gaelic form of Scandinavian Anlaf (O.N. Ánleifr), meaning "heir of the ancestors."

  17. AODH (pronounced ee): Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Old Gaelic Áed, meaning "fire." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a sun god. 

  18. AODHAGÁN: Irish double diminutive form of Irish/Scottish Gaelic Aodh, meaning "tiny little fire." 

  19. ARTAIR: Scottish form of Celtic Arthur, possibly meaning "bear-man." 

  20. ATHOL: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the name of a district of Perthshire, Scotland, composed of the Gaelic elements ath "ford" and al "rock, stone," hence "ford of the rock; rock-ford." 

  21. AUGUSULUS: Scottish form of Roman Latin Augustus, meaning "venerable." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a king who attended Arthur's coronation.

  22. BALFOUR: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Gaelic elements bail "farm, house, village," and p�ir "grass, pasture," hence "farm pasture; grazing land."

  23. BARCLAY: Scottish form of Old English Berkeley, meaning "birch tree meadow." 

  24. BEATHAN: Scottish name derived from Gaelic beatha, meaning "life."

  25. BENNEIT: Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 

  26. BHALTAIR: Scottish Gaelic form of Old High German Walthere, meaning "ruler of the army." 

  27. BLÁÁN: Scottish name composed of Gaelic blá "yellow" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little yellow one."

  28. BLAIR: Scottish unisex name derived from any of a number of places in Scotland called Blair, derived from the Gaelic word blàr, meaning "field, plain," most often referring to a "battlefield." 

  29. BOYD: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "yellow," as in yellow-haired.

  30. BRUCE: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, possibly meaning "woods; thicket." It was originally a Norman French baronial name but the exact location from which it was derived has not been identified and the number of possibilities are numerous. In use by the English.

  31. BRYCE: Scottish form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 

  32. CAILEAN: Scottish Gaelic name meaning "whelp; young pup."

  33. CALLUM: Variant spelling of Scottish Calum, meaning "dove."

  34. CALUM: Scottish form of Latin Columba, meaning "dove."

  35. CAM: Short form of Scottish unisex Cameron ("crooked nose"), and other names beginning with Cam-.

  36. CAMERON: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of the great Highland clans whose ancestor had an ungraceful proboscis, composed of the Gaelic elements cam "bent, crooked" and sròn "nose," hence "crooked nose."

  37. CAMPBELL: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Gaelic elements cam "bent, crooked" and beul "mouth," hence "crooked mouth."

  38. CAOIDHEAN: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Caointean, meaning "fifth."

  39. CAOINTEAN: Scottish Gaelic form of Old French Quentin, meaning "fifth."

  40. CARBREY: Anglicized form of Gaelic Cairbre, meaning "charioteer." In Irish and Scottish use.

  41. CEANNTIGHERN: Scottish Gaelic name composed of the elements ceann "head" and tigern "lord," hence "head lord."

  42. CHRÌSDEAN: Variant spelling of Scottish Crìsdean, meaning "Christ-bearer."

  43. CINÁED: Scottish Gaelic name, meaning "born of fire." Kenneth is an Anglicized form. 

  44. CLIAMAIN: Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Clementius, meaning "gentle and merciful."

  45. CLYDE: English name derived from the name of the Scottish river Cledwyn, of uncertain origin, but probably having a similar etymology to Irish Clodagh, meaning "muddy."

  46. CÒISEAM: Scottish Gaelic form of Roman Latin Constantine, meaning "steadfast."
  47. COLUMB: Scottish form of Latin Columba, meaning "dove."
  48. COMHNALL: Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Conall, meaning "hound of valor."
  49. CORMAG: Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Cormac, meaning "son of defilement."
  50. CRAIG: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places named from Gaelic creag, meaning "rock."
  51. CRÌSDEAN: Scottish name derived from Crìosd, meaning "Christ." Used as a form of English Christopher, meaning "Christ-bearer."
  52. CUDDY: Pet form of Scottish Cuithbeart, meaning "bright fame." This name was also used as a byname for a donkey.
  53. CUITHBEART: Scottish Gaelic form of Anglo-Saxon Cuthbeorht, meaning "bright fame." 
  54. CUITHBRIG: Scottish Gaelic form of Anglo-Saxon Cuthbeorht, meaning "bright fame." 
  55. DABHAIDH: Scottish Gaelic form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  56. DÀIBHIDH: Scottish Gaelic form of Hebrew David, meaning "beloved."
  57. DAIVIDH: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Dàibhidh, meaning "beloved." 
  58. DAND: Pet form of Scottish Aindrea, meaning "man; warrior."
  59. DÀNIEL: Scottish Gaelic form of Hebrew Daniyel, meaning "God is my judge."
  60. DAVEY: Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Dàibhidh, meaning "beloved." Compare with another form of Davey.
  61. DAVIE: Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Dàibhidh, meaning "beloved." Compare with another form of Davie.
  62. DAVY: Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Dàibhidh, meaning "beloved." Compare with another form of Davy.
  63. DAW: Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Dàibhidh, meaning "beloved." Compare with another form of Daw.
  64. DEÒRSA: Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  65. DERMID: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Diarmad, meaning "without envy."
  66. DIARMAD: Scottish Gaelic form of Irish Gaelic Diarmaid, meaning "without envy."
  67. DOLAIDH: Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Domhnall, meaning "world ruler." 
  68. DOMHNALL: Scottish Gaelic name composed of the Celtic elements dubno "world" and val "rule," hence "world ruler."
  69. DONAIDH: Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Domhnall, meaning "world ruler." Equivalent to English Donnie.
  70. DRUMMOND: Scottish habitational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Gaelic druim, meaning "ridge."
  71. DÙBHGHLAS: Scottish Gaelic name composed of the elements dùbh "black, dark" and glas "stream," hence "black stream."
  72. DUFF: Scottish name derived from the Gaelic byname dùbh, meaning "black, dark." Compare with another form of Duff.
  73. DUGALD: Variant form of Scottish Dùghall, meaning "black stranger."
  74. DÙGHALL: Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Dubhghall, meaning "black stranger."
  75. DUIBHSHÍTH: Old Scottish Gaelic name composed of the elements dùbh "black" and síth "peace," hence "black peace."
  76. EACHANN: Scottish Gaelic name composed of the elements each "horse" and donn "brown," hence "brown horse." Hector is an Anglicized form.
  77. EALLAIR: Scottish contracted form of Gaelic Ceallair, meaning "superior of a church cell."
  78. EANRAIG: Scottish Gaelic form of English Henry, meaning "home-ruler."
  79. EIDEARD: Scottish Gaelic form of English Edward, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  80. ELLAR: Modern form of Scottish Eallair, meaning "superior of a church cell."
  81. EÒGHAN: Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Eóghan, meaning "born of yew."
  82. EÒIN: Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Ioannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  83. ERROL: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from a place name possibly meaning "to wander." 
  84. ERROLL: Variant spelling of Scottish Errol, possibly meaning "to wander."
  85. ERSKINE: Scottish surname (originally spelled Eriskine) transferred to forename use, derived from Eriskyne, a contracted form of the old Gaelic phrase air an sgian, meaning "upon the knife." 
  86. EUDARD: Dialectal variant of Scottish Gaelic Eideard, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  87. EUMANN: Scottish Gaelic form of English Edmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."
  88. EWART: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, possibly originally an Anglo-Norman form of English Edward, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  89. FIB: Scottish (Pictish) name meaning "poet." In legend, this is the name of a Pictish hero after whom the kingdom of Fib (later known as Fife) was named.
  90. FIFE: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Fife," a place said to have gotten its name from the legendary Pictish hero Fib.
  91. FILIB: Scottish Gaelic form of French Philippe, meaning "lover of horses."
  92. FOIRTCHERN: Irish form of English Vortigern, possibly meaning "high lord" or "overlord." In use by the Scottish.
  93. FORBES: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Gaelic word forba, meaning "district, field." 
  94. FRANG: Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
  95. FRANGAN: Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Frang, meaning "French."
  96. FRASER: French surname transferred to forename use, of Norman origin, but the derivation has been lost due to corruption of form by association with the French word fraise, meaning "strawberry." In English and Scottish use.
  97. FYFE: Variant spelling of Scottish Fife, meaning "from Fife."
  98. GILCHRIST: Scottish Gaelic name derived from the phrase giolla Chríost, meaning "servant of Christ."
  99. GLEN: Scottish name derived from the word gleann, meaning "valley."
  100. GLENN: Variant spelling of Scottish Glen, meaning "valley."
  101. GOIRIDH: Scottish Gaelic form of Old High German Godafrid, meaning "God's peace."
  102. GORAIDH: Scottish Gaelic form of English Godfrey, meaning "God's peace."
  103. GORDON: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a place in Berwickshire composed of the Welsh elements gor "spacious" and din "fort," hence "spacious fort." 
  104. GRAEME: Variant spelling of Scottish Graham, meaning "gravel home."
  105. GRAHAM: Scottish name derived from the surname Grantham, from a place name composed of the Old English elements grand "gravel" and ham "home," hence "gravel home."
  106. GRAHAME: Variant spelling of Scottish Graham, meaning "gravel home."
  107. GRANT: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a famous Scottish clan, from Norman grand, meaning "great, large."
  108. GREER: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from a contracted form of Gregor, meaning "watchful; vigilant." 
  109. GREG: Short form of English Gregory, and Scottish Gregor, both meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  110. GREGG: Short form of English Gregory, and Scottish Gregor, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  111. GREGOR: Scottish form of Latin Gregorius, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  112. GREIG: Pet form of Scottish Gregor, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  113. GRIOGAIR: Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Gregorius, meaning "watchful; vigilant."
  114. HAMILTON: Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, composed of the Old English elements hamel "blunt, crooked, flat-topped" and dun "hill," hence "flat-topped hill."
  115. HECKIE: Scottish pet form of Latin Hector, meaning "defend; hold fast."
  116. HENDERSON: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Hendry."
  117. HENDRY: Scottish form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
  118. HEW: Scottish form of Old French Hugues, meaning "heart," "mind," or "spirit." 
  119. HUCHON: Medieval Scottish form of French Hugon, meaning "heart," "mind," or "spirit."
  120. IAGAN: Scottish form of Irish Gaelic Aodhagán, meaning "tiny little fire."
  121. IAIN: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Ian, meaning "God is gracious."
  122. IAN: Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Ioannes (English John), meaning "God is gracious."
  123. ÌMHEAR: Scottish Gaelic form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior."
  124. INNIS: Scottish unisex name derived from Gaelic inis, meaning "island."
  125. ÌOMHAIR: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Ìomhar, meaning "bow warrior."
  126. ÌOMHAR: Scottish Gaelic form of Old Norse Ívarr, meaning "bow warrior."
  127. IÒSEPH: Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Ioseph (Latin Josephus), meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  128. IRVINE: Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, from the Celtic name of a river, composed of the Welsh elements ir/yr "fresh, green" and afon "water," hence "fresh water" or "green water."
  129. IRVING: Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, composed of the Welsh elements ir/yr "fresh, green" and afon "water," hence "fresh water" or "green water."
  130. ISLAY: Scottish name derived from the name of the island known as the "Queen of the Hebrides," meaning "island" in Gaelic.
  131. JAIMIE: Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
  132. JAMEY: Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamie, meaning "supplanter."
  133. JAMIE: English and Scottish pet form of James, meaning "supplanter." Compare with feminine Jamie.
  134. JAMIESON: English and Scottish patronymic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Jamie."
  135. JAMISON: Variant spelling of English/Scottish Jamieson, meaning "son of Jamie."
  136. JOCK: Scottish form of English Jack, meaning "God is gracious."
  137. JOCKIE: Pet form of Scottish Jock, meaning "God is gracious."
  138. JOCKY: Variant spelling of Scottish Jockie, meaning "God is gracious."
  139. KEITH: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, probably derived a Celtic word meaning "forest, wood."
  140. KESTER: Medieval Scottish form of Latin Crescentius, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  141. KIRK: English surname transferred to forename use, originally an English and Scottish name for someone who "lives near a church," derived from the Old Norse word kirkja, meaning "church." 
  142. KIT: Pet form of medieval Scottish Kester, meaning "Christ-bearer." Compare with another form of Kit.
  143. KYLE: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places derived from the Gaelic element caol "narrow," hence "slender." Compare with strictly feminine Kyle.
  144. LABHRAINN: Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
  145. LACHIE: Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Lachlann, meaning "lake-land."
  146. LACHLAN: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Lachlann, meaning "lake-land." 
  147. LACHLANN: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Lochlann, meaning "lake-land."
  148. LAIRD: Scottish name meaning "landowner."
  149. LAMONT: Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, from the medieval Swedish personal name Lagman, meaning "lawman."
  150. LAUCHLAN: Variant spelling of Scottish Gaelic Lachlan, meaning "lake-land."

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