100+ Scottish Dog Names: Ideas for Sporty & Regal Dogs

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Many of the world’s favorite dog breeds originated in Scotland, some you might not even expect! The Border Collie, known for its intelligence and athleticism, the Golden Retriever, for its regal locks and loyalty, and the Scottish Terrier for, well, being Scottish (to name a few).

If you’re lucky enough to have a Scottish breed in your family, or you simply love the Scottish culture, you’ll want the perfect Scottish name to go with your pup. Read on to find our favorite Scottish dog names for females and males, and some unique Gaelic names that may be a bit tricky to pronounce if you’re new to the language.

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Female Scottish Dog Names

  • Shortbread
  • Calluna
  • Orkney
  • Maisey
  • Nessie
  • Paisley
  • Lulu
  • Aila
  • Shona
  • Embra
  • Bonnie
  • Nora
  • Elspeth
  • Merida
  • Lassie
  • Selkie
  • Fae
  • Belle
  • Bramble
  • Tattie
  • Piper
  • Rose
  • Flora
  • Effie
  • Lily
  • Smokie
  • Annabel
  • Mary
  • Jessie
  • Edna
  • Isla
  • Skye
  • Maggie
  • Minerva
  • Birdie
Scottish dog in Edinburgh
A dog in Edinburgh | Shuang Li, Shutterstock

Male Scottish Dog Names

  • Gregor
  • Angus
  • Sterling
  • Scottie
  • Gus
  • Gibbs
  • Kelpie
  • Barclay
  • Watson
  • Finlay
  • Dougall
  • Duke
  • Aberdeen
  • Haggis
  • Billy
  • Crichton
  • Duncan
  • Scotch
  • Doyle
  • Hamish
  • Giles
  • McGregor
  • Lachie
  • Mack
  • Ale
  • Wallace
  • Macbeth
  • Aberdeen
  • Bowie
  • Sport
  • Ewan
  • Fergus
  • Campbell
  • Hamish
  • Laddie
  • Alastair
  • Quid
  • Tartan
  • Hamilton
  • Hunter
  • Chum
  • Willie
  • Whisky
Scottish Terrier
Scottish Terriers | Credit: Pikrepo

Scottish Gaelic Dog Names

Centuries ago, Gaelic was Scotland’s native language. Fewer Scots speak it today, and it’s not an official United Kingdom language, but it’s full of fascinating words. Keep reading to find some of our favorite Scottish Gaelic dog names:

  • Àbhach
  • Murdag
  • Alba
  • Bain
  • Slàine
  • Ailbhe
  • Corrigan
  • Aiten
  • Clutha
  • Caoimhe
  • Dàicheil
  • Maise
  • Keelie
  • Smidgen
  • Craic
  • Rìoghail
  • Tutag
  • Robanach
  • Mùirn
  • Artturi
  • Gàire
  • Cairn
  • Catriona
  • Gibeag
  • Bronte
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Border Collie | Photo credit: TheOtherKev, Pixabay

Bonus: The Most Popular Scottish Dog Name


The Scottish pooch from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp is the inspiration behind this Scottish dog name. He’s an adored character and a loyal Scottish Terrier, so naturally, dog owners can’t get enough of the name! If you haven’t seen the film yet, or in a long time, it might be time to get out the VCR, dust off the VHS tape, and get prepared for a Saturday evening in.

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Finding the Right Scottish Name for Your Dog

We hope that our list of over 100 Scottish dog names has helped you find the perfect one for your wee lass or laddie! Scottish names are rich in history and can help you tell a tale all with a single word. 

Whichever name you do end up choosing, be sure you know the meaning behind it (and the correct pronunciation) so your pup can carry it with the pride of the Scots behind him. Just remember, whatever you pick, your pup will love it instantly. Have fun with it, because you only get to name him once!

If you weren’t able to find what you were looking for, have a look at some of our other dog names lists. We’ve got plenty, and we’re sure there will be a name for your little Braveheart on one of them that will strike up a bit of banter!

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