Scottish names are a great choice for parents looking to give their daughter a distinctive name.
They have an old-fashioned charm and plenty of nicknames in case your child doesn’t like the original name you choose. In this article, we will discuss some tips that will help you find the perfect Scottish girl’s name!
Tip #01: Scottish names often come from natural landmarks or villages. If you have a favorite place you’ve visited in Scotland, try searching the name of that spot to see if there are any good options for girl’s first and last name combinations!
Tip #02: This one is more fun than practical- but it can be helpful when your child has two middle names (or three)! Choose words that start with different letters so that they don’t share initials as well. For example, my daughter’s full name is Kate Alexandra Claire Marie; we chose her middle names starting with A, C and M because she already had K and L which made it hard to choose something else without repeating letters!
Tip #03: Scottish names are often traditional, so if you’re looking for something with a bit more modern flair- try starting with one of these.
Tip #04: Scottish girls’ names can be adorable and wispy or bold and strong. It’s up to you! My daughter is named Kate Alexandra Claire Marie; we chose her first name because it means “pure” in Gaelic while my last name is French. The middle names mean ‘bright fame’.
Tip #05: Girl’s names from Scotland have roots stretched back centuries ago- many going all the way back to the ancient Celtic tradition! If your family has ancestral ties to Scotland, consider using a surname as part of your child’s full name such as O’Neill which is derived from the Gaelic word “uaine” which means ‘green or blue.’
Tip #06: Scottish girls’ names are often passed down through generations- so if you’re looking for a name that your grandmother also had, be sure to look at her maiden and married names. For example, my great Aunt’s daughter is named Adele Kathleen O’Brien after both of their mother’s maiden surnames (Adele Kathleen Lockhart). This might work well for families with more than one surname.
Tip #07: Historically speaking, many traditional Scottish girl names end in -a like Fiona and Aileen. If this is something that appeals to you, make sure it suits the personality/sounds good on paper!
Tip #08: If you want to add an Irish flare to your choice, consider the name Mairead which means “pearl.” Another great option is Bronagh. The meaning of this Scottish girl’s name is obscure but it might mean “fair-haired one” or else come from a word that means ‘bright.’
Tip #09: Curly hair can be difficult to manage sometimes so if you’re looking for a traditional/girlish sounding (but not too girly) name try Iona and Raegan. Both names are derived from Gaelic words and they’ve been popular in Scotland for centuries!
Aileen – daughter ild born on January 12th, 1985. Her full name was Aileen Margaret and her parents were David John and Emma Louise.
Tip #11: If you want to honor a Scottish hero or heroine, consider the name Fiona! The meaning of this beautiful girl’s name is unclear but it might be derived from an Irish word for “white.” It has been used in Scotland since medieval times.
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Tip #12: If you are looking for a traditional Scottish name, consider the names Eileen or Moira! These two beautiful words have been used in Scotland since medieval times and they mean “bright” or “intelligent.”
Tip #13: If you want to honor your grandmother with her favorite Scottish girl’s name, why not choose Fiona? The meaning of this unique word is unclear but it might be derived from an Irish word for “white”. It has been used in Scotland since medieval times. Tip #14: Another possibility would be Margaret as this means pure or clear which could symbolize some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. Margaret was traditionally popular amongst Scotswomen because St. Margaret was the patron saint of Scotland.
Tip #15: If you are looking for a more modern Scottish girl name or want to honor your loved one with their surname, why not consider Jenna? This is derived from Jane and means “God’s grace.”
Tip #16: For a classic yet strong sounding Scottish name, go with Aileen! The meaning of this word is unknown but it may be related to the Irish Gaelic term Áilín which means “little rock” or “small stone.” Tip 17: Speaking of stones, what about Isla? It might mean “island” in Norse and comes from an old Celtic word that would translate as either island or green hill.
Tip #18: When in doubt, go with classic! You don’t need to look any further than the name Elaine which is derived from Eleanor and means “light; shining one.” Tip 19: For a more modern take on an old favorite, why not try Nora? It’s now pretty popular as both a surname and first name but it translates from the Gaelic word that would mean “bright or clear (sky).”
Tip #20: If you’re looking for something really cool sounding but still traditional naming your daughter Charlotte might be of interest. This name comes from Charles meaning “free man” plus -ville meaning settlement or village so literally translated it could mean free person settling down in her new home.
Tip #21: If you’re looking for a name that sounds completely unique but has some history behind it, how about something like Elspeth? This is an Old Norse name meaning “divine promise” plus -th which means goddess or daughter of. It was the most common female given name in Scotland between 1275 and 1350!
Tip #22: For those who want to go with more traditional Scottish names, why not try Dervila (meaning servant) or Madelon (meaning maiden)? These two are just one example of the many beautiful options out there if your heart’s set on this naming style. Tip 23: Or maybe you prefer American-style girl names so Mackenzie might be up your alley? This name comes from a Scottish surname and means “son of the wise one”.
Tip #24: If you’re looking for names with more specific meaning or story behind them, how about something like Katreena? It is an old Scottish Gaelic name which translates to mean “pure” plus “-ina”, which means little. Tip 25: Or maybe somebody has told you that they want their daughter’s middle name to be Jane? Well, now it turns out this can also work as part of a first name! The nickname Jenna (or Jennie) is based on the word Janet in Scots dialect and actually just stands for Jeanette in English. And finally..tip 26: Struggling to find a catchy rhyming moniker? Try out Emily, who is also an anglicized variation of the Scottish Gaelic name Eileidh. It means “dear friend”. Quote: The most important thing to remember when choosing a baby’s name is that it should be meaningful for your family and fit with their values. Tip #24: If you’re looking for names with more specific meaning or story behind them, how about something like Katreena? It is an old Scottish Gaelic name which translates to mean “pure” plus “-ina”, which means little. Tip 25: Or maybe somebody has told you that they want their daughter’s middle name to be Jane? Well, now it turns out this can also work as part of a first