Scott: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Scott

Scott

Pronunciation: SKAHT (key)

Origin of the name Scott:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English Scottas, originally "an Irishman," and later, "a Scotchman, a Gael from Scotland."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Scot, Scotty

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Comments and insights on the name Scott: | Edit

Scott was certainly a fad name of the 1960s--I've always wondered if the Mercury space program (Scott Carpenter)had something to do with it. There were always other Scotts in my school classes, and about half of them had Alan or Allen as middle names.

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Scotty, Scottie, Scooter, Scruff,

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Famous real-life people named Scott: | Edit

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Scott Baio, actor
Scott Carpenter, Mercury astronaut
Scott Hamilton, figure skater
Scott Joplin, composer
Scott Stapp, singer
Scott Weiland, singer
Scott Skiles, basketball coach
Scottie Pippen, basketball player
Sir Walter Scott, author
Scott Avett, musician
Scott Rolen, MLB third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds.
Scott Baker, Major League Baseball pitcher
Scott Chiamparino, Pitcher, Texas Rangers

Scott in song, story & screen: | Edit

Scott McCall, werewolf from TV show Teen Wolf
Scotty, from Star Trek -- as in "Beam me up, Scotty!"
Scott Summers, real name of Cyclops of the X-Men (comic book character)
Scott Free aka Mr. Miracle, character in Jack Kirby's New Gods comic book series
Scotty McCreery, Country singer
Scott Pilgrim, character from the Scott Pilgrim Series

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