The rich cultural heritage of Scotland is reflected in its baby names. Some are Celtic names that migrated from Northern Ireland with the earliest Scottish settlers, while some have Gaelic (inspired by Highlands and influenced by clans), Germanic or Old Norse origin.
Others have been used in Scotland for so long they are considered throughout the world to be typically Scottish.
For a country that gave us the Loch Ness Monster, kilts and bagpipes, is it any wonder that Scottish baby names are inventive and unique? Some of the spellings are certainly creative, and it's also common in Scotland for last names to be used as first names, such as Wallace, Blair, Cameron and Macaulay.
Whether you choose a Scottish baby name for its inspirational meaning, its creative spelling or as a tribute to your own Scottish ancestry, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to Scottish baby boy names.
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