Scottish Dog Names

100+ Most Popular Scottish Dog Names with their meanings

Bringing home a new canine is always exciting because it means you’ll get a new best friend and get to give them a new name!

Naming is tough, but it’s a lot easier than naming your dog. What’s worse is that there are usually a ton of names to choose from, making the process nearly impossible. That being said, sometimes choosing one name among thousands can feel easy.

Sheep-Dog, Dog, Scottish, Portrait, Collie

There are lots of great ideas for names when adopting a dog from a certain breed. You might be tempted to just look at the origins of that breed, but there are also plenty of other languages out there. Scottish names can be especially inspirational, and they’re only one example outside English you could consider looking into.

Here’s a list of the most popular Scottish dog names we could find. If you can’t find the right one for your dog then you might be able to use one of these Scottish girl names or boy ones.

Dog, Pet, Scottish Terrier, Canine, Animal, Fur, Ears

Scottish Dog names for male

The Scottish language is full of words used for dog names. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top choices below, including well-known historical figures as well as word meanings which make them stand out.

Dog, Pet, Scottish Terrier, Canine, Animal, Fur, Ears
  • Ainsley-Hermitage meadow
  • Alistair- Defender of mankind
  • Amhlaoibh- Heir of the ancestors
  • Adair- The ford of the oaks
  • Ailbeart- Bright nobility
  • Aindrea- Warrior
  • Aodh- Fire
  • Aodhagan- Tiny, little fire
  • Artair- Bear-man
  • Athol- Ford of the rock
  • Augustulus- Venerable (the name of a king who attended Arthur’s coronation)
  • Bhaltair- Ruler of the army
  • Blaan- Little yellow one
  • Blair- Battlefield
  • Boyd- Yellow
  • Balfour- Grazing land
  • Barclay- Birch tree meadow
  • Beathan- Life
  • Benneit- Blessed
  • Bruce- Woods
  • Bryce- Spotted or speckled
  • Cailean- Young pup
  • Callum- Dove
  • Cam- Crooked
  • Campbell- Crooked mouth
  • Carbrey- Charioteer
  • Cinaed- Born of fire
  • Claimain- Gentle
  • Clyde- Muddy
  • Coiseam- Steadfast
  • Comag- Hound of defilement
  • Comhnall- Hound of valor
  • Craig- Rock
  • Cuddy- Bright fame
  • Dabhairdh- Beloved
  • Dand- Warrior
  • Deorsa- Earth-worker (aka Farmer)
  • Dermid- Without envy
  • Dolaidh- World ruler
  • Drummond- Ridge
  • Dubhghlas- Black stream
  • Duff- Black
  • Dugald- Stranger
  • Duibhshth- Black peace
  • Eachann- Brown horse
  • Eanraig- Home-ruler
  • Eideard- Guardian of prosperity
  • Eoghan- Born of yew
  • Errol- To wander
  • Erskine- Upon the knife
  • Eumann- Protector of prosperity
  • Fib- Poet
  • Fife- from Fife (an area of Scotland)
  • Filib- Lover of horses
  • Foirtchern- Overlord
  • Forbes- Field
  • Fraser- Strawberry
  • Glen- Valley
  • Gordon- Spacious fort
  • Graeme- Gravel home
  • Grant- Great
  • Greg- Watchful
  • Hamilton- Flat-topped hill
  • Heckie- Defend
  • Hendry- Home-ruler
  • Hew- Heart, mind, or spirit
  • Iagan- Tiny, little fire
  • Imhear- Bow warrior
  • Irvine- Fresh water
  • Jaime- Supplanter
  • Keith- Woods
  • Kester- To spring up
  • Kirk- Lives near a church
  • Kyle- Slender
  • Laird- Landowner
  • Lamont- Lawman
  • Leith- Flowing water
  • Lennox- Place of elms
  • Logan- Hollow
  • Lyall- Shield Wolf
  • Lyle- From an island
  • Magnus- Great
  • Maitland- Bad-tempered
  • Martainn- Like Mars (the Roman warrior God)
  • Max- The greatest rival
  • Maxwell- the stream of Mack
  • Melville- Bad settlement
  • Monroe- in Ireland
  • Moray- Sea warrior
  • Muicheachtach- Skilled seaman
  • Muir- Sea
  • Munga- Dearest friend
  • Neacal- Victor of the people
  • Oengus- Excellent valor
  • Olghar- Elf army
  • Osgar- Deer-lover
  • Padraig- of noble descent
  • Pal- Small
  • Rab- Bright fame
  • Ramsey- Wild Garlic Island
  • Ranulf- Shield-wolf
  • Ronald- Wise ruler
  • Ross- Headland
  • Ruairi- Red king
  • Sawney- Defender of mankind
  • Seoras- Farmer
  • Seumas- Supplanter
  • Shug- Heart
  • Sim- Hearkening
  • Sioltech- Literally “sowing” (aka fruitful)
  • Somerled- Summer traveler
  • Steafan- Crown
  • Stu- House guard
  • Suibhne- Well-going
  • Tam- Twin
  • Tasgall- Divine
  • Tearlach- Instigator
  • Thorburn- Thor’s Bear
  • Tocuil- Thor’s Cauldron
  • Uailean- Healthy and strong
  • Uilleam- Will
  • Uisdean- Island stone
  • Vailean- Strong
  • Wiley- Helmet

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Scottish dog names for female

The following names are drawn from the Scottish tongue. Plenty of them are traditional, so consider the below selection for your Scottie girl – but don’t hesitate to give them to your other pooches too!

Puppy, Dog, Oet, Domesticated, Shetland Sheepdog
  • Adamina- Earth or red
  • Aileas- Noble sort
  • Aileen- Little Eve
  • Ailith- Noble war
  • Ainsley- Hermitage meadow
  • Aithbhreac- New speckled one
  • Alickina- Defender of mankind
  • Alison- Noble sort
  • Allie- Noble sort
  • Alyth- Ascending, rising
  • Annabelle- Lovable
  • Annag- Favor or grace
  • Annis- Holy
  • Anstace- Resurrection
  • Arabel- Lovable
  • Athol- Derived from the name of a district in Perthshire, Scotland meaning ford of the rock
  • Barabel- Foreign
  • Bearnas- Bringer of victory
  • Beathag- Life
  • Beileag- God is my oath
  • Beitris- Voyager
  • Blair- Battlefield
  • Brenda- Sword
  • Cait- Pure
  • Cam- Crooked nose
  • Catriona- Pure
  • Ceiristine- Believer
  • Deoiridh- Pilgrim
  • Dina- Sea warrior
  • Diorbhail- Gift of God
  • Diorbhorgui- True testimony
  • Doileag- World ruler
  • Ealasaid- God is my oath
  • Eamhair- Swift
  • Edme- Esteemed
  • Eilidh- Beauty
  • Eiric- New speckled one
  • Elspet- God is my oath
  • Eubh- Life
  • Fenella- White shoulder
  • Frangag- French
  • Gavina- White hawk
  • Glenna- Valley
  • Gormlaith- Splendid lady
  • Greer- Watchful and vigilant
  • Grizel- Grey battle maid
  • Innis- Island
  • Iseabail- God is my oath
  • Isla- Island
  • Jamesena- Supplanter
  • Jean- God is gracious
  • Jinny- white
  • Kenzie- Finely made
  • Kyla- Slender
  • Lachina- Lake-land
  • Leslie- Garden of hollies
  • Lileas- Lily
  • Liusaidh- Light
  • Logan- Hollow
  • Lyall- Shield wolf
  • Machenzie- Finely made
  • Maighdlin- Magnificent
  • Maighread- Pearl
  • Mairi- Rebellion
  • Malvina- Smooth-brow
  • Marsaili- Of the sea
  • Mckenna- Born of fire
  • Mor- Great
  • Morag- Great
  • Muireall- sea-bright
  • Murdag- Sea warrior
  • Mysie- Pearl
  • Nandag- Favor
  • Neilina- Champion
  • Nonie- Island
  • Normanna- Northman
  • Oighrig- Speckled one
  • Paaie- Pearl
  • Raghnaid- Battle counsel
  • Rhona- Wise ruler
  • Rodina- Island
  • Rona- Wise ruler
  • Saundra- Defender of mankind
  • Senga- Slender
  • Sile- Blind
  • Slaine- Health
  • Tearlag- Instigator
  • Una- Famine

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Conlclusion

With many Scottish dog names to choose from, we hope you found at least one you liked. Some of these names are very familiar to most English speakers, while others are a bit more unique.

We recommend making a lot of your favorite options and trying out different names. This will give you a chance to narrow down your list – and helps you get to know your pup’s personality before making the decision.

Dogs take a while to learn their full name, so that period of switching shouldn’t confuse them!

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