SCOTTISH DOG NAMES

Much like the Irishmen, Scots like to stick to tradition, in both cultural occurrences and identification. For this reason, many Scottish families choose to pass on Scottish dog names to their beloved friends. Many Scottish names are derived by determining ancestry or occupation, and the same can be said for Scottish dog name, especially in conjunction with particular breeds that arose in the country throughout history. The Scottish deerhound, the Gordon setter, the collie, and several breeds of terrier (Cairn, West Highland white, Scottish, Skye, etc) originated in Scotland and with them brought several Scottish dog names to light.

When choosing a name for your dog, you can take into consideration certain physical features, personality traits, breed origin, or none of the above. You can also think about your own heritage and naming the dog to fit into the family tree. Maybe you are just obsessed with Scotland and wish to choose a Scottish dog name to satisfy a personal need. Perhaps you just happen to like the name or want to call your dog something that fifteen of your friends haven’t already used. Whatever the reason, here are some Scottish dog names and meanings to give you a sense of what’s in store when you start looking through them to find an appropriate one for your pet.



NameMeaning
Adhamh

Eiric

Gavin

Innis

Macgowan

Macgregor

Machair

Macray

Aberdeen

Aila

Ailein

Akira

Beth

Calla

Eara

Morag
Meanings - of the earth

Meanings - ruler

Meanings - white hawk

Meanings - Gaelic for island

Meanings - son of the smith

Meanings - son of a shepherd

Meanings - plain

Meanings - son of grace

Meanings - city in Scotland

Meanings - from the strong place

Meanings - from the green meadow

Meanings - anchor

Meanings - lively

Meanings - dove

Meanings - from the east

Meanings - Gaelic for Mary