Scottish Names provides a guide to a range of Scottish first names and surnames-in alphabetical order and giving their origins and meanings.
The first names include many names that are used in Scotland-Scots, Gaelic, international, modern and timeless-and their origins and meaning; while the many and varied surnames included come from three main language sources-Gaelic (and translations of Gaelic), Scots and Scandinavian-and through immigrants from France and the Netherlands. Surnames grew out of the need to distinguish between people in ever-expanding communities. Many are fathers' names or location names; others denote a common ancestor, clan territory or occupation.
Find a Scottish name for your baby, or find out whether you have Scottish ancestry-all in one fascinating compilation! (pb)