Rare and Unique Scottish Baby Names Straight from the Highlands

Origin, Scottish

Like Ireland, Scotland is home to some of the coolest yet timeless baby names we’ve ever heard, making it a perfect place for name inspiration. And for many parents, it’s essential to include their family heritage when naming their child. Scottish names are also great if you’re looking for a familiar-sounding name unique with a rich history. To help, we’ve curated a list of 50 adorable yet rare and uncommon monikers straight from the Highlands to add to your list.

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Scottish Baby Names for Girls

1. Adaira

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: By the oak tree ford

 

2. Aileana

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: From the green meadow

 

3. Ailsa

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Elf victory

 

4. Aisling

Origin: Scottish and Irish
Meaning: Dream, vision

 

5. Annella

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Grave of favor

 

6. Cailean

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Whelp

 

7. Caitriona

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Pure

 

8. Coira

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Seething pool

 

9. Dallis

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: From the dales, the valley meadows

 

10. Finola

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: White, fair shoulder

 

11. Iona

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Place name

 

12. Islay

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Place name

 

13. Kenna

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Born of fire, handsome

 

14. Lileas

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Lily

 

15. Lorna

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Laurel tree

 

16. Machara

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Plain

 

17. Mysie

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Pearl, child of light

 

18. Nessa

Origin: Scottish and Scandinavian
Meaning: From the headland, promontory

 

19. Nighean

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Young woman

 

20. Saundra

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Defender of men

 

21. Sawney

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Defender of men

 

22. Seona

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: God is gracious

 

23. Torra

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: From the castle

 

24. Vanora

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: White wave

 

25. Wylie

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Resolute protection

 

Scottish Baby Names for Boys

26. Alastair

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Defender of the people

 

27. Bretton

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: A native of Brittany France

 

28. Brochan

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Porridge

 

29. Brodrick

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Descendant of Bruadar

 

30. Callum

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Dove

 

31. Camdan

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: From the winding valley

 

32. Dalzell

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Bright or white

 

33. Ellair

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Butler or steward

 

34. Eunan

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Born of yew; youth

 

35. Fergus

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Man of force

 

36. Iagan

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Little fire

 

37. Hamish

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Supplanter

 

38. Kendrix

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Royal chieftain

 

39. Leathan

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: River

 

40. Lyall

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Wolf

 

41. Maclean

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Servant of Saint John

 

42. Munro

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Man from River Roe

 

43. Naughton

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Pure

 

44. Neilan

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Champion

 

45. Ossian

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Stag

 

46. Pherson

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: To be employed by a parson

 

47. Rosston

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Red

 

48. Shaw

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Wood

 

49. Teigue

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: Poet or philosopher

 

50. Torion

Origin: Scottish
Meaning: From the craggy hills

 

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