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Scottish Boy Names Perfect for Your Wee One

It’s a known fact. Coming to a final decision in your great search for the perfect name for your baby boy is super stressful. But “keep the heid,” because Scottish names for boys are magical — and this list might just help you pick a name, once and for all.

Not only do Scottish names sound adorable, but they also reflect the rich cultural heritage of Scotland. 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.

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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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