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25 Boys’ Names with the Essence of Scotland

June 7, 2019 laurawattenberg 1 Comment

25 Boys’ Names with the Essence of Scotland

June 7, 2019 LauraWattenberg 1 Comment
Small boy in Scottish hat
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How deep do you have to dig for a boy’s name that still sounds Scottish to American ears? US parents have already mined Scottish name traditions for generations of hits, from Ronald to Bruce to Cameron. Can there be any fresh, stylish and distinctly Scottish names still left to discover?

The good news is that I’ve found 25 prospects. The even better news is that they represent a wide range of styles — quaint, cute, exotic, sleek.

Every name on my list offers up-to-date Scottish style. I only considered names currently in common use for Scottish babies. And every name is guaranteed uncommon in the US, not just today, but over time. None has ranked among America’s top 500 for boys or girls in the past century. Their origins vary, but put them all together and I think you’ll find that the effect is pure essence of Scotland.

Scottish Boys’ Names that are Still Undiscovered in America:
Alasdair
Angus
Archibald
Arran
Cairn
Callan
Callum
Conall
Euan
Fergus
Findlay
Fraser
Gregor
Hamish
Innes
Ivor
Keir
Lachlan
Magnus
Munro
Murdo
Nairn
Niven
Oban
Struan

LauraWattenberg
LauraWattenberg

Namerology founder and "Baby Name Wizard" author Laura Wattenberg is a globally recognized name expert, known for her scientific approach to understanding name trends and culture.

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  • holey
    holey July 18, 2019 at 5:33 am

    This whole time I thought Ivor was a Russian name!

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