Most Popular Names in Scotland

Of the 46,355 babies registered in Scotland in 2020, 347 were named Isla. Isla was the most popular name for baby girls in Scotland for the first time in 2020. Along with Isla, Scotland’s top girl names include Olivia, Emily, Freya, Ava, Sophie, Ella and Grace. Scotland’s full top names are published by National Records of Scotland.

Among the newborn babies registered in 2020, 354 were named Jack. Jack was the most common name given to baby boys for the 13th year in a row. Along with Jack, the following top boy names in Scotland include Noah, James, Leo, Oliver, Harris, Rory and Alexander. 

Below are the top 100 girl names in Scotland for 2020.

RankNameMeaning
1IslaIsland.
2OliviaOlive tree.
3EmilyHardworking, dilligent, industrious.
4FreyaA noble lady, the goddess of love, beauty and fertility.
5AvaBird.
6SophieWisdom.
7EllaOne who is a beautiful fairy; one who enjoys life.
8GraceDecency with a special beauty.
9AmeliaHardworking.
10LilyFlower lily.
11SophiaWisdom.
12CharlotteFree man, Strong.
13EvieLife; Good news.
14MillieHard worker; helper; brave.
15MaisiePearl.
16RosieRose.
17MiaBeloved.
18JessicaForesight; God's Gift.
19AriaLion of God.
20EllieSun ray, guiding light.
21HarperHarp player.
22HannahGod has favored me; grace.
23LucyLight.
24EilidhRadiant, sun ray.
25SofiaWisdom.
26RubyThe red gemstone.
27IvyFlower, faithfulness.
28WillowWillow tree.
29LaylaNight beauty.
30OrlaGolden princess.
31ErinPeace.
32MayaWater; dream; imaginative.
33GeorgiaFarmer.
34BonniePretty girl.
35ChloeBlooming, youthful.
36MilaHardworking.
37PoppyRed flower.
38DaisyDay's eyes.
39IsabellaGod's promise.
40HallieDweller at the meadow.
41AnnaGrace.
42EvaLife.
43AylaHalo, moonlight; Oak tree.
44EmmaUniversal whole.
45EmiliaRival or emulate or excel.
46RobynFamous, bright.
47AdaProsperous, happy.
48HollyPlant with red berries.
49MollyStar of the sea; wished-for child.
50AmberFossilized tree resin, gemstone.
51SiennaFrom Siena; Reddish brown.
52ElsieNoble by birth or god is bountiful.
53AliceTruth, gracious, reality.
54GracieDecency with a special beauty.
55RoseRose.
56SkyeFrom the Isle of Skye.
57NiamhBright, radiant.
58EsmeBeloved.
59ZoeLife.
60VioletPurple.
61LunaThe moon.
62ZaraPrincess; flower.
63IonaAn island in Scotland.
64SummerThe summer season.
65TheaGoddess; Gift from God.
66LexiDefender of mankind.
67CallieBeautiful.
68CoraMaiden.
69AbigailFather in rejoicing.
70BellaAttractive.
71LillyLily flower.
72LottieStrong and virile.
73MollieStar of the sea.
74ImogenMaiden.
75KatiePure.
76EdenA place of delight; joyous and happy place.
77MylaMerciful.
78RemiRemedy or oarsman.
79ScarlettRed.
80HarleyMeadow.
81HopeExpectation and desire.
82MirrenBeloved.
83PhoebeBright, shining.
84LucieLight.
85QuinnCounsel.
86AlbaDawn, sunrise.
87ElizabethGod is my oath.
88MaeveIntoxicatingly beautiful.
89NinaLittle girl; priceless.
90AuroraDawn.
91AydaReturning visitor.
92IndieIndependent.
93PiperFlute player.
94FlorenceBlossoming in faith.
95RosaRose.
96AilaHoly, blessed.
97EveLife, living.
98AbbieMy father is joyful.
99AutumnSeason of harvest.
100ArabellaYielding to prayer.

 

Below are the top 100 boy names in Scotland for 2020.

RankNameMeaning
1JackGod is gracious.
2NoahRest, comfort.
3JamesSupplanter.
4LeoLion.
5OliverOlive tree.
6HarrisSon of Harry.
7RoryRed king.
8AlexanderDefender of mankind.
9FinlayFair hero.
10ArchieBold, brave.
11LucasOne who gives light.
12CharlieFree man.
13AlfieWise counselor.
14TheoDivine gift.
15LewisFamous warrior.
16FinnFair, white-haired.
17Brodie
18ThomasTwin.
19MasonStoneworker.
20JacobSupplanter.
21LoganMan from the hollow.
22MaxGreatest.
23FreddieA peaceful king.
24HarryHouse ruler.
25AdamRed earth.
26OllieOlive tree.
27DanielGod is my judge.
28TommyTwin.
29JoshuaGod is salvation.
30OscarSpear of the God, a mighty warrior.
31ArthurBear.
32MuhammadPraised.
33RomanFrom Rome Italy.
34LiamProtector.
35HarrisonSon of Harry.
36EthanStrong or gift of the island.
37JudeKind, charitable, blessed, honored.
38WilliamWill, desire, protector.
39HunterHunter, pursuer.
40CallumDove.
41LukeA bright glowing light.
42BlakeSomeone with black hair.
43LucaPerson from Lucania, Italy; Light.
44ArloManly, strong.
45AaronEnlightened, exalted.
46JamieSupplanter.
47AngusThe chosen one.
48CameronCrooked nose.
49CalebWhole-hearted, friend, devotion to God.
50TheodoreDivine gift.
51JaxonSon of .
52Arran
53CarterCarrier.
54GeorgeFarmer.
55MatthewGod's gift.
56ReubenBehold, a son.
57SonnyFamous, glorious.
58KaiSea, ocean.
59FraserMen from the forest.
60RyanKing.
61HamishSupplanter.
62NathanGiven.
63IsaacLaughter.
64ColeVictory of the people.
65BenjaminSon of my right hand.
66MichaelWho is like God.
67GraysonThey love truth and desire to understand and analyze the world.They are very broadminded and hardworking.
68RileyFrom the red, rye field, Courageous, Hardworking.
69ConnorHunter.
70JosephGod will increase.
71LouieFamous warrior.
72CooperBarrel maker.
73RuaridhRed king.
74LeonLion.
75LouisFamous warrior.
76AndrewA born warrior who is manly and brave.
77OwenYoung warrior; noble birth.
78DavidA beloved friend.
79MurrayFrom the land by the sea.
80JacksonSon of .
81RobertBright fame.
82SamuelGod has heard.
83Innes
84CodyHelpful.
85BlairBattlefield or Plain.
86DylanSon of the sea.
87JoeyGod will increase.
88EllisKind, benevolent.
89FinleyA courageous soldier who is fair.
90TeddyWealth; Guard.
91Ruairidh
92JohnGod is gracious.
93Myles
94BenSon of the right hand.
95FrankieFrank or Frenchman who is free.
96RobbieBright fame.
97CallanDescendant of Cathalán.
98BrodyA second-born.
99ElliotThe Lord Is My God.
100ElijahYahweh is my God.