Scottish Surnames

Scottish names are used in the country of Scotland in Britain. See also about Scottish names.
There are 277 names matching your criteria.

ACHESON     Scottish
Variant of ATCHISON
ADAMSON     English, Scottish
Means "son of ADAM".
AIKEN     English, Scottish
Derived from the medieval given name Atkin, a diminutive of ADAM.
AINSLEY     Scottish
From a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire... [more]
AITKEN     Scottish, English
Derived from the medieval given name Atkin, a diminutive of ADAM.
ALLAWAY     Scottish
From a Scottish place name derived from alla "wild" and mhagh "field".
ALLEN     English, Scottish
Derived from the given name ALAN.
ARMSTRONG     Scottish
Means "strong arm" from the Old English earm and strang... [more]
ATCHISON     Scottish
Variant of ATKINSON
BARBER     English, Scottish
Indicated one who cut hair for a living.
BATESON     English, Scottish
Means "son of Batte"... [more]
BEATTIE     English, Scottish
From the medieval name Battie, a diminutive of BARTHOLOMEW.
BEGBIE     Scottish
Originates in Scotland, where it is most common in the Edinburgh and East Lothian areas... [more]
BLACKWOOD     Scottish, English
From an English place name meaning "black wood".
BLAIR     Scottish
From any one of several of this place name in Scotland, which derives from Gaelic blár meaning "plain, field, battlefield".
BOYD     Scottish
From the name of the Scottish island of Bute.
BRECKENRIDGE     Scottish, Irish, English
Habitational name for someone from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, named with the northern Middle English braken, meaning "bracken" (from the Old Norse brækni), and rigg, meaning "ridge" (from the Old Norse hryggr), or from a similarly named place located in northern England.
BRODIE     Scottish
Variant of BRODY
BRUCE     Scottish
From Brix, a city in Normandy, from which the Bruces came.
BUCHANAN     Scottish
From a Scottish place name meaning "house of the canon".
BURNS (1)     English, Scottish
Derived from Old English burne "stream"... [more]
CALHOUN     Scottish
Variant of COLQUHOUN
CAMERON     Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
CAMPBELL     Scottish
From a Gaelic nickname cam béul meaning "wry or crooked mouth"... [more]
CARR     Scottish
From a place name meaning "marsh" in Old Norse.
CARSON     Scottish
Meaning unknown, possibly from a place name.
CHANCELLOR     English, Scottish
Occupational name for an administrator, a chancellor, from Norman French chancelier.
CLACHER     Scottish
From the Scottish word clachair meaning "stonemason".
COBURN     Scottish, English
Variant of COCKBURN
COCKBURN     Scottish, English
Name for someone who came from Cockburn, a place in Berwickshire... [more]
COLQUHOUN     Scottish
From a place name meaning "narrow corner" or "narrow wood" in Gaelic.
COUTTS     Scottish
From the place name Cults in Aberdeenshire, derived from a Gaelic word meaning "woods".
COWDEN     English, Scottish
From various place names meaning either "coal valley", "coal hill", or "cow pasture" in Old English.
CRAIG     Scottish
Derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks"... [more]
CROFT     English, Scottish
From an Old English term that referred to a small pasture near a house.
CRUICKSHANK     Scottish
From a Scottish nickname meaning "bent legs".
CUMMINS     English, Scottish, Irish
Means "descendent of Cuimin", a Breton name meaning "little bent one".
CUNNINGHAM     Scottish
From a place name in the Ayrshire district of Scotland... [more]
DARROW     Scottish
Habitational name from Darroch near Falkirk, in Stirlingshire, said to be named from Gaelic darach "oak tree".
DAVID     English, French, Scottish, Jewish, Czech
From the given name DAVID.
DAVIS     English, Scottish
Means "son of DAVID"... [more]
DONAGHUE     Irish, Scottish
Variant of DONOGHUE
DONNE     Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic donn meaning "brown", a nickname for a person with brown hair.
DOUGLAS     Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Dubhghlas, meaning "dark river" from dubh "dark" and glais "water, river"... [more]
DOUGLASS     Scottish
Variant of DOUGLAS
DRUMMOND     Scottish
From a place name meaning "ridge" in Gaelic.
DUBHGHLAS     Scottish
Gaelic form of DOUGLAS
DUFF     Scottish
Derived from Gaelic dubh meaning "dark".
DUFFY (2)     Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe meaning "descendent of Dhuibhshíthe", a name meaning "black peace".
DUNBAR     Scottish
Means "castle headland" and comes from the old barony of Dunbar, now in East Lothian in Scotland... [more]
DUNCAN     Scottish, Irish
From the given name DUNCAN.
DUNCANSON     Scottish, Irish
Means "son of DUNCAN".
DUNN     English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old English dunn "dark" or Gaelic donn "brown", referring to hair colour or complexion.
EWART (1)     English, Scottish
From a Norman form of EDWARD.
EWART (2)     English, Scottish
From a place name meaning "river enclosure" in Old English.
FAIRBAIRN     Scottish, English
Means "beautiful child" in Middle English.
FAULKNER     English, Scottish
Old English for "falconer".
FERGUSON     Irish, Scottish
Means "son of FERGUS".
FINDLAY     Scottish
Derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.
FINLEY     Scottish
Derived from the given name FIONNLAGH.
FORNEY     English, Scottish
Name for someone who lived around ferns, from Middle English fern "fern" and heye "enclosure".
FRASER     Scottish
Meaning unknown, originally Norman French Fresel, possibly from a lost place name in France.
FRAZIER     Scottish
Variant of FRASER
GIBB     Scottish, English
Derived from the given name GIB.
GIBBS     Scottish, English
Means "Gib's son", where Gib is a diminutive of GILBERT.
GIBSON     Scottish, English
Means "son of GIB".
GLEN     Scottish
Variant of GLENN
GLENN     Scottish
Derived from Gaelic gleann "valley"... [more]
GORDON     Scottish
From a place name meaning "spacious fort" in the ancient Brythonic language.
GRAEME     Scottish
Variant of GRAHAM
GRAHAM     Scottish
Derived from the English place name Grantham which probably meant "gravelly homestead" in Old English... [more]
GRAHAME     Scottish
Variant of GRAHAM
GRANT     English, Scottish
Derived from Norman French meaning "grand, tall, large, great".
GREER     Scottish
Derived from the given name GREGOR.
GRIER     Scottish
Derived from the given name GREGOR.
GRIEVE     Scottish
Occupational name meaning "farm manager" in Middle English.
HAMILTON     English, Scottish
From an English place name, derived from the elements hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill"... [more]
HARDIE     Scottish
Scottish form of HARDY... [more]
HENDERSON     Scottish, English
Derived from the given name HENRY.
HENDRY     Scottish, English
Derived from the given name HENRY.
HEPBURN     Scottish, English
From a place name meaning "high burial mound" in Old English... [more]
HOLME     English, Scottish
Refers either to someone living by an island in a fen (from northern Middle English holm) or near a holly tree (Middle English holm).
HOLMES     English, Scottish
Variant of HOLME... [more]
HOUSTON     Scottish
Means "HUGH's town"... [more]
HUME     Scottish, English
Variant of HOLME... [more]
HUNTER     English, Scottish
Occupational name which referred to someone who hunted for a living, from Old English hunta.
IRVINE     Scottish, English
Variant of IRVING
IRVING     Scottish, English
Originally derived from a Scottish place name (in North Ayrshire) meaning "green water".
JACK     English, Scottish
From the given name JACK.
JARDINE     Scottish, English
Means "garden", denoting someone who worked as a gardener.
JOHNSTON     Scottish
From the name of a Scottish town, which meant "JOHN's town".
KEIR     Scottish
Variant of KERR
KEITH     Scottish
From a place name which is probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood"... [more]
KELLY (2)     Scottish
From a Scottish place name derived from coille "grove".
KERR     Scottish
From Scots kerr meaning "rough wet ground", ultimately from Old Norse kjarr.
KIDD     English, Scottish
From a nickname meaning "young goat, kid" in Middle English.
KINLEY     Scottish
Variant of MCKINLEY
KINNAIRD     Scottish
From the name of a place in Scotland... [more]
KYLES     Scottish
Derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait", originally given to a person who lived by a strait.
LENNOX     Scottish
From the name of a district in Scotland, called Leamhnachd in Gaelic, possibly meaning "place of elms".
LENOX     Scottish
Variant of LENNOX
LESLEY     Scottish
Variant of LESLIE
LESLIE     Scottish
From a Scottish place name, probably derived from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly".
LESTER     Scottish
Variant of LISTER
LINDSAY     English, Scottish
From the region of Lindsey in Lincolnshire, which means "LINCOLN island" in Old English.
LINDSEY     English, Scottish
Variant of LINDSAY
LISTER     Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir, meaning "son of the arrow maker".
LITHGOW     Scottish
Habitation name meaning "pool, damp, hollow"... [more]
LOGAN     Scottish
From a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow".
LOW     English, Scottish
Variant of LAW
LOWE (2)     English, Scottish
Variant of LOW
LOWRY     Scottish, English
From a diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LUSK     Scottish
Possibly means "cave" in Gaelic.
LYNE     Scottish
Habitational name for someone who lived in places of this name in Ayrshire, Peeblesshire, and Wigtownshire.
LYON     Scottish, English, French, Dutch
Habitational name from either the Lyon in southern central France, or Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy.
MACANGUS     Scottish
Means "son of ANGUS".
MACASLAN     Scottish
Means "son of Absalon"... [more]
MACBAY     Scottish
Variant of MACBETH
MACBETH     Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha, meaning "son of life", which denoted a man of religious devotion... [more]
MACBRIDE     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE.
MACCAILÍN     Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Cailín".
MACCALLION     Scottish
Anglicized form of MACCAILÍN.
MACCALLUM     Scottish
From Gaelic Mac Coluim meaning "son of COLUMBA".
MACCANCE     Scottish
Variant form of MACANGUS.
MACCHRUIM     Scottish
Means "son of Crum", where Crum is a byname meaning "bent".
MAC CIONAODHA     Scottish
Gaelic form of MCKENNA
MACCLELLAN     Irish, Scottish
Variant form of MACCLELLAND.
MAC COINNICH     Scottish
Gaelic form of MACKENZIE
MACCONNELL     Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic MacDomhnaill meaning "son of DONNELL"... [more]
MACCRUM     Scottish
Anglicized form of MACCHRUIM.
MACCRUMB     Scottish
Variant form of MACCRUM.
MACDANIEL     Scottish
Variant of MACDONALD
MACDONALD     Scottish
Means "son of DONALD" in Scottish.
MACDOUGALL     Scottish
Means "son of DOUGAL" in Scottish.
MACEACHERN     Scottish
Anglicized form of MACEACHTHIGHEARNA.
MACEACHTHIGHEARNA     Scottish, Irish
Means "son of the horse lord".
MAC EANRAIG     Scottish
Gaelic form of MCKENDRICK
MACENTIRE     Scottish
Variant of MACINTYRE
MACFARLAND     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MAC PHARLAIN.
MAC FHIONNLAIGH     Scottish
Gaelic form of MCKINLEY
MAC GILL FHAOLAIN     Scottish, Irish
Means "son of the devotee of Saint Fillan".
MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE     Irish, Scottish
Means "son of the devotee of Saint Brigid".
MACGREGOR     Scottish
Means "son of GREGOR" in Scottish.
MACGRORY     Irish, Scottish
Means "son of RORY".
MACINTYRE     Scottish
Variant of MCINTYRE
MACIOMHAIR     Irish, Scottish
Means "son of IVOR".
MACIVER     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MACIOMHAIR.
MACKAY     Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCKAY
MACKENNA     Scottish
Variant of MCKENNA
MACKENNY     Scottish
Variant of MCKENNA
MACKENZIE     Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Coinnich meaning "son of COINNEACH"... [more]
MACLEAN     Scottish
Variant of MCLAIN
MACLEOD     Scottish
Variant of MCLEOD
MAC NAOIMHÍN     Scottish, Irish
From the Irish Gaelic Mac Naomhán, meaning "son of NAOMHÁN".
MACNEIL     Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCNEIL
MAC PHARLAIN     Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Parlan"... [more]
MACQUEEN     Irish, Scottish
Derived from MACSHUIBHNE.
MACRAE     Scottish
Variant of MCCRAE
MACWILLIAM     Scottish
Means "descendent of WILLIAM".
MAGEE     Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCKAY
MAGUIRE     Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCGUIRE
MASSON (1)     French, Scottish
Variant of MASON
MASTERS     English, Scottish
Means "son of the master" from the Middle English maister.
MATHESON     Scottish
Means "son of MATTHEW".
MATHIESON     Scottish
Variant of MATHESON
MAXWELL     Scottish
From a place name meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English wella "stream"... [more]
MCADAMS     Irish, Scottish
Means "son of ADAM"... [more]
MCALISTER     Scottish
Meaning "son of ALISTAIR".
MCARTHUR     Scottish
Means "descendent of ARTHUR".
MCCAIG     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thaidhg, meaning "son of TADHG".
MCCOY     Scottish
Variant of MCKAY
MCCRACKEN     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Reachtain, Ulster variant of Mac Neachtain meaning "descendent of Neachdan".
MCCRAE     Irish, Scottish
From the Gaelic Mag Raith meaning "descendent of Rath", a given name meaning "prosperity" or "grace".
MCCUNE     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Eoghain, meaning "son of EOGHAN" in Gaelic.
MCDONALD     Scottish
Variant of MACDONALD
MCGEE     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Aodha, meaning "son of AODH".
MCGILL     Scottish, Irish
Means "descendent of the foreigner" in Gaelic.
MCGINNIS     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAG AONGHUIS.
MCGUIRE     Irish, Scottish
From the Irish Mag Uidhir meaning "son of Odhar", a given name meaning "pale-coloured".
MCINTYRE     Scottish
From Scottish Mac an tSaoir, meaning "son of the carpenter".
MCKAY     Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha meaning "son of AODH".
MCKELLAR     Scottish
Means "son of HILARY" in Scottish.
MCKENDRICK     Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Eanraig meaning "son of HENRY".
MCKENNA     Scottish
Derived from Gaelic Mac Cionaodha meaning "son of CIONAODH" in Scottish Gaelic.
MCKENZIE     Scottish
Variant of MACKENZIE
MCKINLEY     Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH".
MCKINNEY     Scottish
Variant of MCKENNA
MCLAIN     Scottish, Irish
From Gaelic Mac Gille Eáin meaning "son of the servant of JOHN".
MCLEAN     Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCLAIN
MCLEOD     Scottish
From the Gaelic Mac Leòid meaning "son of Leod", a given name derived from Old Norse ljótr "ugly".
MCNAB     Scottish, Irish
Anglicization of the Gaelic name Mac an Aba, meaning "the son of the abbot".
MCNABB     Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCNAB
MCNEIL     Scottish, Irish
Means "son of NIALL" in Gaelic.
MCNEILL     Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCNEIL
MCNIEL     Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCNEIL
MCPHEE     Scottish
Variant of DUFFY (2).
MCREYNOLDS     Scottish, Irish
Meaning "son of REYNOLD".
MELVILLE     Scottish
From the place name Malleville meaning "bad town" in Norman French.
MELVIN     Scottish
Variant of MELVILLE
MEYRICK     Scottish
Variant of MERRICK
MILLIGAN     Irish, Scottish
From the Gaelic given name Maolagán, a derivative of maol meaning "bald" or "tonsured".
MITCHELL     English, Irish, Scottish
Derived from the given name MICHAEL.
MOFFETT     Scottish, Irish
From a place name in Scotland meaning "long field".
MONROE     Scottish
Designated a person who had originally lived near the mouth of the Roe River in Derry, Ireland.
MONTGOMERY     English, Scottish
From a place name in Calvados, France meaning "GUMARICH's mountain"... [more]
MORAY     Scottish
Variant of MURRAY
MORRIS     English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Derived from the given name MAURICE.
MUNRO     Scottish
Variant of MONROE
MUNROE     Scottish
Variant of MONROE
MURDOCH     Scottish
Scottish form of MURDOCK.
MURRAY     Scottish
Derived from the region in Scotland called Moray meaning "seaboard settlement"... [more]
NEIL     Irish, Scottish, English
Derived from the given name NEIL
NESS     Scottish, English, Norwegian
Means "headland" in Middle English, originally referring to a person who lived there.
NEVIN (1)     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of MAC NAOIMHÍN.
NIVEN     Scottish, Irish
Variant of NEVIN (1).
NORRIS (1)     English, Scottish
Means "from the north" from Old French norreis... [more]
NORRIS (2)     English, Scottish
Means "wet nurse, foster mother" from Old French nurise, norrice.
OLIVER     Catalan, English, French, German, Scottish
Derived from the given name OLIVER.
PATERSON     English, Scottish
Means "son of PATRICK".
PATTERSON     English, Scottish
Means "son of PATRICK".
PATTON (1)     English, Scottish
Diminutive of the medieval name Pate, a short form of PATRICK.
PAYNE     Irish, Scottish, English
Means "villager, rustic" and later "heathen" from the Middle English Payn, Old French Paien which was often given to children whose baptism had been postponed or adults whose religious zeal was lacking.
POTTINGER     Scottish
Occupational surname for an apothecary.
QUICK     English, Irish, Scottish
Variant of QUIGLEY
QUIGG     English, Irish, Scottish
Variant of QUIGLEY
QUIGLEY     English, Irish, Scottish
Derived from Middle English quik or Old English cwic, which both mean "lively"... [more]
RALSTON     Scottish
Means "from Ralston, Scotland".
RAMSAY     Scottish
Variant of RAMSEY
RAMSEY     Scottish, English
Means "garlic island", derived from Old English hramsa "garlic" and eg "island"... [more]
RATTRAY     Scottish
From a place name meaning "fortress town", from Gaelic rath "fortress" and Welsh tref "town".
READY (2)     Scottish
Means "from Reedie, Scotland".
REID     Scottish
Scots variant of READ (1)
ROSE (1)     English, French, German, Scottish, Jewish
Means "rose" from the Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose... [more]
ROSS     English, Scottish
From various place names (such as the region of Ross in northern Scotland) which are derived from Scottish Gaelic ros meaning "promontory, headland".
ROWE     English, Scottish, Irish
Means "dweller by a row of hedges or houses" from the Middle English row... [more]
ROY (2)     Scottish
Means "red haired" from the Gaelic ruadh.
RUSKIN (1)     Scottish
Means "tanner" from the Gaelic rusg(aire)an.
RUTHERFORD     Scottish
Originally taken by families who lived near the town of Rutherford in Scotland... [more]
SANGSTER     English, Scottish
Occupational surname meaning "song-maker or singer" from Old English.
SAUNDERS     English, Scottish
Variant of SANDERS
SCHOOL     Scottish, English
Derived from either the Old Norse given name Skúli, the Old Danish Skuli or the Old Swedish Skule which probably all mean "to protect".
SCOTT     English, Scottish
Originally given to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic.
SHEACH     Scottish, Irish
Variant of SHEEHY
SHEEHY     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Sítheach meaning "mysterious, eerie".
SKEATES     Scottish
Ancient Scottish surname, first found in Ayrshire, taken from the village of Skeoch, near Mauchline.
SPALDING     English, Scottish
From the place name Spalding in Lincolnshire.
STARRETT     Scottish
Originally indicated a person from Stairaird, a town in Scotland.
STERLING     Scottish
Derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning.
STEWART     Scottish
Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard"... [more]
STIRLING     Scottish
Variant of STERLING
STROUD     English, Scottish
Locational name meaning "thicket, marsh, or marshy ground overgrown with brushwood".
STRUDWICK     Scottish, English
Originally a name for a person from Strudwick, England.
STUART     Scottish
Variant of STEWART
SUTHERLAND     Scottish
Scottish regional name that described a person who came from the former county by this name, which got its name from Old Norse suðroen "southern" and land "land"... [more]
TAGGART     Irish, Scottish
Anglicization of the Irish language surname Mac an tSagairt, meaning "son of the priest"... [more]
THORBURN     English, Scottish
Derived from the Old Norse given name ÞÓRBJÖRN.
TRASK     English, Scottish
Originally indicated a person from Thirsk, England.
TURNBULL     English, Scottish
Nickname for someone thought to be strong enough to turn around a bull.
UNDERWOOD     English, Scottish
From a Scottish and English place name for a man who lived at the edge of the woods... [more]
URQUHART     Scottish
Derived from Welsh ar "by" and cardden "thicket"... [more]
WALDROUP     Scottish
Variant of WARDROBE
WALLACE     Scottish, English, Irish
Means "foreigner, stranger" from the Norman French waleis... [more]
WALLIS     Scottish, English
Variant of WALLACE
WATERS (2)     Scottish
Patronymic form of WALTER.
WATSON     English, Scottish
Patronymic form of the English and Scottish name Watt, which came from the extremely popular Middle English given name Wat or Watt, which was a diminutive of the name WALTER... [more]
WOOD     English, Scottish
Originally denoted one who lived in or worked in a wood or forest, derived from Middle English wode.
WOODS     English, Scottish
Variant of WOOD
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