Scottish Gaelic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Scottish Gaelic speakers.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALAN CROM     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
AM MAGH FADA     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous former burgh.
ÀNSRUTHAIR     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous town.
BAILE PHÙIR     Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Balfour.
BEOLLAN     English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
English: variant of Boland.... [more]
BLAIN     Scottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name BLÁÁN, a shortened form of MACBLAIN, or a variant of BLIN. It could also be a nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain "blister"
BOWIE     Scottish Gaelic
Scots Gaelic Bhuidhe or Buidhe meaning "golden yellow". Name was originally Mac Gille Bhuid, meaning "son of the yellow-haired lad". It was shortened to MacilBuie and MacilBowie in the 1600's, and further shortened in the 1700's to Buie and anglicised to Bowie by English speaking census takers and record keepers on the Scottish mainland.
BRAIN     Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized), Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’.
CAIMBEUL     Scottish Gaelic
Proper form of Campbell.
CAMSHRON     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish form of Cameron.
COCHRANE     Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Derived from the 'Lowlands of Cochrane' near Paisley, in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Origin is uncertain, the theory it may have derived from the Welsh coch meaning "red" is dismissed because of the historical spelling of the name Coueran.... [more]
CREEL     Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized, Modern)
Fish Basket. The word Creel relates to Crille in Gaelic meaning weave.
DALAIS     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
DALLAS     Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Dalais.
DRUIMEANACH     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Drummond.
GALBRAITH     Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
Ethnic name for someone descended from a tribe of Britons living in Scotland, from Gaelic gall ‘stranger’ + Breathnach ‘Briton’ (i.e. ‘British foreigner’). These were either survivors of the British peoples who lived in Scotland before the Gaelic invasions from Ireland in the 5th century (in particular the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a distinctive ethnic group until about the 14th century), or others who had perhaps migrated northwestwards at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions.
LEAMHNACHD     Scottish Gaelic
Proper from of Lennox.
MAC A’ BHÀIRD     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Mac an Bhaird.
MAC A 'GHOBHAINN     Scottish Gaelic
The Scots Gaelic variation of Smith.
MACDUFF     Scottish Gaelic
From the ancient Scottish Gaelic Mac duib meaning "son of the black/dark man." This name may have originated as a ethnic term about the native Scots used by Viking conquestors during the later half of the First Millenium... [more]
MAC GAOITHÍN     Scottish Gaelic
Meaning ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
MACGILLEDHEÒRADHA     Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "pilgrim’s servant’s son".
MACGILLEFHINNEIN     Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "Finnan’s servant’s son".
MACGILLEUIDHIR     Scottish Gaelic
It literally mean’s "sallow lad’s son".
MACGOBHAINN     Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "smith’s son", thus making it a Scottish Gaelic form of Mac Gabhann.
MACINNIS     Scottish Gaelic
From Scottish Gaelic MacAonghais meaning "Son of Angus".
MACKEY     Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
MACLABHRAINN     Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of McLaren & thus a Scottish form of Larson.
MACMUIRCHEARTAICH     Scottish Gaelic
It literally means "Muircheartach’s son".
MCADAM     Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Means "Son of Adam" in Gaelic.
MCCLINTOCK     Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Deriving from an Anglicization of a Gaelic name variously recorded as M'Ilandick, M'Illandag, M'Illandick, M'Lentick, McGellentak, Macilluntud, McClintoun, Mac Illiuntaig from the 14th century onward... [more]
MCKEEHAN     Scottish Gaelic
A patronymic from a personal name or byname derived from caoch ‘blind’, ‘purblind’.
MCLEISH     Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic
Northern Irish (Ulster) and Scottish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Íosa, patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of Jesus’.
OBAR CHROMBAIDH     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Abercrombie.
OBAR NEITHICH     Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Abernathy.
Ó CATHARNAIGH     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic Meaning ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’.
QUINLEY     English, Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a reduced form of Irish McQuinnelly, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
STOCKARD     Scottish Gaelic, Dutch
Scottish: occupational name for a trumpeter, Gaelic stocaire, an agent derivative of stoc ‘Gaelic trumpet’. The name is borne by a sept of the McFarlanes.... [more]
WALDRON     Medieval German, Old Norman, Scottish Gaelic, English (British)
Derived from the German compound wala-hran, literally "wall raven", but originally meaning "strong bird". Also derived from the Gaelic wealdærn, meaning "forest dwelling", thought to be derived from the Sussex village of Waldron... [more]
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