Scots Dog Names

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Introduction

Scotland is known for its one of a kind landscapes, and its whiskey of course! Scots speak English as their main language, but they also have Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language, and the Scots language which is a Germanic variety. They have beautiful words, places, and a unique culture. There’s this magical air that covers the country, and it’s supported by all the tales and myths about fairies and such. Perhaps you are into Scotland’s unique views and mystic vibe, or your dog’s origins are traced back to this incredible country. If so, then a Scots name is perfect for your pooch.  

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Scots Dog Names Considerations

Scotland is known for its magnificent landscapes; it has wonderful isles, incredible cliffs, and the most amazing hills and highlands. You won’t see anything like it, and that’s certainly a reason to adore this nation. Moreover, Scots are kind, well-educated, with a strong complexion, and yes, they are often red-haired. They have a distinctive accent, and their English is often combined with Gaelic or Scots language, which makes it even more interesting. This country is also well-known for its whiskey production.

So, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a dog that would perfectly carry a Scots name is ‘red-haired’! Dogs like the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, the Irish Terrier, the Redbone Coonhound, or the Irish Setter with their beautiful red coats are definitely a great match for a Scots name. Also, Scottish breeds like the Scottish Deerhound (what’s more Scottish than this dog?), the Dandie Dinmont, the Westie, Scottish, Skye, and Cairn Terriers are definitely very appropriate candidates for a Scots name. Lastly, since the Scots descend from the Vikings they have a burly, strong complexion, so dogs that fit this description like the Dogue de Bordeaux or the Staffordshire Bull Terrier are great candidates too. 

Male Scots Dogs Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Arthur
Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the hills in Edinburgh
6
Highlander
Highlander is a person from the Scottish Highlands
5
Donnan
A Scottish Gaelic name meaning 'brown'
5
Haggis
A typical Scottish dish
5
Laddie
It means 'young man'
4
Boyd
A Scottish Gaelic name meaning 'blond'
4
Gladstone
Gladstone's Land is a 17th century high-tenement house in Edinburgh
4
Greyfriars
Greyfriars Bobby is the famous loyal Skye Terrier
4
Loch
It means 'lake' in Gaelic
4
Skye
The Isle of Skye is an island in northwest Scotland
3
Arran
Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde
3
Brodick
Brodick Castle is a castle located on the Isle of Arran
3
Glasgow
It is a port city in the western Lowlands
3
Morlich
Loch Morlich is a lake in the Highlands
3
Storr
A rocky hill on the Isle of Skye
2
Culloden
The battlefield were the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising took place
2
Faodail
It means 'a lucky find' in Gaelic
1
Neach-gaoil
It means 'sweetheart' in Gaelic
0
Bairn
Means 'baby' in Scottish
0
Calton
Calton Hill is an area in Edinburgh
-1
Andrew
St. Andrews is a burgh in east Scotland
-1
Bruadarach
It means 'dreamer' in Scottish Gaelic
-1
Cu-Sith
A mythological hound found in Scotland and the Hebrides
-1
Dundee
A coastal city in eastern Scotland
-1
Lomond
Loch Lomond is an iconic freshwater lake
-1
Scotch
An old-fashioned term for Scottish
-2
Alastair
The Scottish Gaelic form of Alexander, meaning 'defender'
-2
Cinead
A Gaelic name meaning 'born of fire'
-3
Alsh
Loch Alsh is a sea inlet between the Isle of Skye and the northwest Highlands
-3
Duncansby
Duncansby Head marks the most northeasterly part of Great Britain

Female Scots Dogs Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Elspeth
Scottish form of Elizabeth, meaning 'God is my oath'
7
Sona
Means 'happy' in Scottish Gaelic
6
Gradh
Means 'love' in Scottish Gaelic
6
Inverness
A city on the northeast coast
5
Sorcha
Scottish Gaelic name meaning 'radiant'
4
Greer
A Scottish name meaning 'watchful'
4
Nessie
A nickname for the Lochness Monster
3
Aileen
A Gaelic name meaning 'rays of sunshine'
3
Danadair
Means 'adventurer'
3
Islay
An island on the west coast of Scotland; it is known for its whiskey
3
Rionnag
Means 'star' in Scottish Gaelic
2
Alana
A Gaelic name meaning 'beautiful'
2
Glencoe
A village in western Scotland
2
Iona
A small island on the western coast of Scotland
2
Mallaig
A port on the west coast of the highlands
2
Morag
Scottish form of Sarah, meaning 'princess'
2
Splang
In Scottish Gaelic 'Sparkle'
1
Argyll
A historic county on western Scotland
1
Donalda
A Gaelic name meaning 'world ruler'
1
Embra
The slang for Edinburgh
1
Fenella
Celtic name meaning 'white shoulders'
1
Inveraray
It is a town on the western shore of Loch Fyne
1
Lassie
It means 'young woman'
1
Saorsa
In Scottish Gaelic means 'freedom'
0
Annag
Gaelic version of Anna, meaning 'graceful'
0
Cairstine
Gaelic form of Christina; it means 'follower of Christ'
-1
Ghrian
Means 'sunshine' in Scottish Gaelic
-1
Innis
Scottish Gaelic name meaning 'island'
-1
Solasta
In Scottish Gaelic 'luminous'
-3
Catriona
A form of Catherine; it means 'pure'

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