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Quick Facts on Scott

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 428
Simple meaning:
Someone from Scotland; of Scottish heritage

Characteristics of Scott

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Scott

Scot, or its variant spellings of Scott and Scotte, first appeared in Late Latin texts circa 400 AD, probably from an ancient term coined by Britons or Gauls for a particular sect of Gaels who originally lived in Ireland before conquering the west coast of Scotland in the 5th century. Linguistically, it doesn't appear to be Gaelic or a name the Gaels would have used for themselves and may have originated from a derogatory term used by their enemies under warlike conditions. From the Latin, it came into Old English, where it was originally a surname denoting someone from or in Scotland, as in Sean the Scot, later becoming simply Sean Scott. Eventually, parents proud of their Scottish heritage began giving the first name Scott to their sons.

Popularity of the Name Scott

The name Scott has been quite popular among Scottish immigrants for centuries and can be readily found in English speaking countries around the world. Scott has been as prevalent a first name in the United States as in Scotland and, since the beginning of the 21st century, has steadily grown in popularity in Ireland as well. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, the name Scott had its highest popularity during the 1960s and 70s. The name has experienced a slow and steady decline since then. This is one of the more straight-forward, one-syllable male names we can think of. It's short and simple, yet strong and sturdy. It's just such a cool name as a first name or middle name. Today, Scott continues to maintain strong roots in the country from which it originated: Scotland.
Popularity of the Boy Name Scott
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Scott

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Scott

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Scott

    Scott We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Scott.

  • Popular Songs on Scott

    Popular Songs on Scott

    Scott - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Scott.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Scott

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Scott

    Scott - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Scott.

  • Famous People Named Scott

    Famous People Named Scott

    Famous People Named Scott - F. Scott Fitzgerald (author); Scott Baio (actor); Scott Wolf (actor); Scott Turow (author); Scott Joplin (musician); Scottie Pippen (basketball player); Scott McIntyre (American Idol season 8 finalist); Scott Riggs (racecar driver); Scott Rolen (baseball player); Scott Verplank (golfer); Scott Wimmer (racecar driver); Scott (soccer player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Scott

    Children of Famous People Named Scott

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Scott - Bob Griese (football player); Brent Musberger (sportscaster); Clint Eastwood (actor/director); F. Lee Bailey (attorney); Garry Marshall (producer); James Caan (actor); James Garner (actor); Jerry Lewis (actor/comic); Paul Newman (actor); Robert Redford (actor/director); Rutherford B. Hayes (U.S. President); Sandra Day O'Connor (Supreme Court Justice)

  • Historic Figures

    Scott - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Scott - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Scott.

Personality of the Boy Name Scott

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Scott

  • No Variations Found.
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