Welcome to our list of the 50 most popular Scottish names for girls. Each name has a short explanation of its meaning along with a cool fact about the name.
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Ainsley: Meaning “meadow”.
Ainslie: While Ainslie was originally the name of an ancient family in Lanarkshire, it is still used as a contemporary first name for girls.
Annabelle: A common female name in Scotland that translates to “beautiful and graceful”.
Arabella: This is a Scottish variation of Annabelle. Arabella, as a first name, can also pertain to a village in Scotland.
Blair: In its original Gaelic form, Blair can mean “plain”, “field”, and/or “battlefield”.
Bonnie: Meaning “beautiful”, “charming”, and “pretty”.
Camdyn: This unisex name refers to a person who is from the winding valley.
Cameron: Cameron is a unisex name that means “crooked nose”.
Catriona: Meaning “pure”, Catriona is the Scottish version of ‘Katherine’.
Cullodena: The Battle of Cullodena is one of the most influential occurrences in Scottish history. The name means “from the broken mossy ground”.
Davina: The female version of ‘David’, Davina means “little deer”.
Edina: Meaning “wealthy”.
Eilidh: This name has two translations: “Sun” and “radiant person”.
Elspeth: The Scottish form of ‘Elizabeth’, Elspeth indicates that the name holder has been chosen by God.
Finella: Finella is a Scottish name that is derived from the Irish name Finola, and it means “white shoulder”.
Fiona: Fiona pertains to a fair or feminine girl.
Greer: This means “alert” and “watchful”. Greer’s origins are traced to the last name ‘Gregor’.
Gwyneth: Meaning “blessed”.
Hamish: Meaning “highlander”.
Heather: Derived from “haeddre” (a Scottish word), Heather is a name that refers to heathland/shrubland residents.
Iona: This name pertains to an individual that lives on the king’s island.
Isla: Similarly, the roots of the name Isla go back to the island of Islay.
Jackie: Jackie translates to “God has been gracious”.
Jean: Meaning “gracious”.
Kay: Kay means “fire”.
Kenzie: Meaning “the fair one”.
Kin: A girl that comes from the summit of a class.
Kirsty: Kirsty, which pertains to Christ, is the Scottish variation of ‘Christine’ and ‘Kirsten’.
Kyla: Meaning “narrow” and “slender”, Kyla is the female form of ‘Kyle’.
Leith: Meaning “wet”.
Lennox: Lennox is a unisex name that describes a person who comes from the field of elm trees in Macbeth, a Shakesperean play.
Lesley: Lesley means the “Garden of Holy”.
Lindsay: Meaning the “Island of Linden Tree” (to clarify, linden translates to “lime”).
Liusaidh: Liusaidh has three meanings: “Elegant person”, “graceful”, and “a shining light”.
Lorna: Lorna is derived from the laurel tree, which symbolizes honor and victory.
Mackinley: Meaning “son of Kinley”, Mackinley is a unisex name that is suitable for both boys and girls.
Maisie: Maisie is defined as “pearl”.
Marcail: This name pertains to a “little pearl”.
Morag: Morag is the Scottish equivalent for “Sarah”, and it translates to “princess”.
Nairna: Nairna is a dwelling girl at the Alder Tree River.
Nessa: Meaning someone who is “pure”.
Niamh: Niamh means “beauty and brightness”.
Oighrig: Oighrig is another word for “the new speckled one”.
Paisley: Paisley is a name that is used to refer to a colorful pattern that was initially made in Paisley, Scotland.
Peyton: Meaning “warriors village”.
Quinn: This name describes wisdom and intelligence.
Rae: Rae means “grace”.
Raegan: Meaning “king” (for males) or “ruler” (for females).
Rhiannon: Rhiannon translates to “great queen”.
Roisin: In the Gaelic language, Roisin means “little flower”.
Rose: This means “flower”.
Sandy: A unisex name that means “defender of man”.
Silease: Meaning “youthful”.
Skye: The roots of this name come from the Scottish Isle of Skye.
Teagan: The meaning of Teagan is “poet”.
Torey: Meaning “from the craggy hills”.
Una: Another word for “lamb”.
Vanora: Wanora means “white wave”.
Wynfreda: Wynfreda pertains to a person “from the narrow passage”.