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100+ Scottish Dog Names: Gaelic, Unique, Cute & Fun Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Scottish Dog Names Terrier

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). Now before you go out and purchase all the dog kilts and red checkered hats for your new pooch, you should probably consider what you are going to call your Celtic companion.

We know you’ll want the perfect Scottish dog name to go with your little Scot – so we have gathered our favorite names for females and males, some unique Gaelic dog names that may be a bit tricky to pronounce if you’re new to the language, and finally, a few that truly capture the essence of any Scottish Terrier!

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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: 3816258, Pixabay

Gaelic Scottish 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 Gaelic Scottish 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

Scottish Terrier Dog Names

This lovely, hypoallergic breed, also referred to as the Scottie, is among one of the five originating from Scotland. They are a very distinctive breed with their compact little bodies, and sharp facial features. There is something so wise and regal about the appearance of these terriers. Pair them with a Scottish dog name that as is as sophisticated and fun as one these listed below:

  • Agent
  • Bradbury
  • Newton
  • Einstein
  • Prodigy
  • Thatcher
  • Holmes
  • IQ
  • Scholar
  • Genious
  • Da Vinci
  • Whiz
  • Darwin
  • Mozart
  • Jobs
  • Brainy
  • Beethoven
  • Neutron
  • Hawkins
  • Picasso
  • Galileo
  • Professor
  • Sherlock
  • Conrad
  • Urkel
  • Gates
  • Dexter
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Border Collie | Photo credit: TheOtherKev, Pixabay

Scottish Dog Names

Now, this list includes all things that are uniquely Scottish. We have a few awesome references to food, music, art, culture – truly a bit of everything as anything goes for these ones. The best part about them? They all double as excellent Scottish pet names. Enjoy this next set – and pop the ones you’re unsure of into a search engine to read up on some cool Scottish facts.

  • Haggis
  • Neeps
  • Highland
  • Tatties
  • Cullen
  • Saltire
  • Hogmanay
  • Tartab
  • Bagpipes
  • Caber
  • Ceildhs
  • Shetland
  • Fiddler
  • Tug 0’War
  • Bangers
  • Plaid
  • Mash
  • Skink
  • Kilt
  • Grouse
  • Curtsey
  • Shinty
  • Scotch

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 cozy Saturday evening in.

Now that you have chosen a name for your furbaby – time to stock up on their dog gear! 

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Finding the Right Scottish Name for Your Dog

We hope that our list of over 100 Scottish dog names has given you the chance to 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!

Feature Image Credit: Kseniya Merenkova, DreamsTime

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