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150+ Clever Scottish Terrier Names: Ideas for Sparky & Fun Dogs

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By Chelsea Mortensen

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Scottish Terriers are some of the most iconic dogs out there, and not many dog breeds are as linked to their national heritage as this one is. If you’ve just bought a Scottish Terrier puppy, there’s a good chance you’re already looking for the perfect tartan hat and collar to dress it up in. But before you can get too excited, you’ll have to find the perfect name. Although there’s not one right or wrong name for a dog, we can’t help but think that Scottish names are pretty cute.

Here are some of our very favorite names for your Scottish Terrier.

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Awesome Scottish Clan Names

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One unique cultural feature of Scotland is the clan. Each of these dozens of cultural groups has its own history, heritage, and even its own pattern of tartan. If you have Scottish ancestry, learning about your ancestors’ clan might give you inspiration for your Scottie. If not, here are some of the best Scottish Clan names to get you started.

  • Armstrong
  • Bruce
  • Buchanan
  • Campbell
  • Chattan
  • Donald
  • Duffie
  • Duncan
  • Elliot
  • Erskine
  • Ferguson
  • Forbes
  • Fraser
  • Graham
  • Grant
  • Hamilton
  • Hunter
  • Innes
  • Keith
  • Kennedy
  • Leslie
  • Lindsay
  • MacDonald
  • MacFarlane
  • MacGregor
  • MacKay
  • MacKenzie
  • MacKinnon
  • MacLeod
  • MacNeil
  • Morgan
  • Munro
  • Ogilvy
  • Ranald
  • Robertson
  • Ross
  • Scott
  • Shaw
  • Sinclair
  • Stewart
  • Sutherland
  • Wallace

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Names Inspired by Famous Scots

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In Scotland’s long history, some people have risen above others, gaining worldwide recognition for their talents. From brave warriors like Robert the Bruce to talented modern actors like Ewan McGregor, naming your Scottish Terrier after a famous person is a great way to honor someone you admire.

  • Adam Smith—Economist
  • Alexander Fleming—Scientist
  • Alexander Graham Bell—Inventor
  • Andy Murray—Tennis Player
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie—Rebel
  • Catriona Matthews—Golf Player
  • Chris Hoy—Olympic Medalist
  • David Hume—Philosopher
  • Eric Liddell—Olympic Medalist
  • Ewan McGregor—Actor
  • Flora MacDonald—Rebel
  • K. Rowling—Novelist
  • James Clerk Maxwell—Physicist
  • James McAvoy—Actor
  • Kelly MacDonald—Actress
  • Mary Queen of Scots—Queen
  • Rob Roy—Rebel
  • Robert Burns—Poet
  • Robert Louis Stevenson—Novelist
  • Robert the Bruce—Warrior King
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—Writer
  • Sir Walter Scott—Novelist
  • Tilda Swinton—Actress
  • William Wallace—Outlaw and Warrior

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Inspiring Scottish Place Names

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Scotland’s isles and highlands have inspired poets, artists, and sightseers for generations. The names of some of Scotland’s places can inspire you as well. Whether you name your dog after an island or city, castle or highland, any of these names is a fitting tribute.

  • Aberdeen
  • Arran
  • Ayr
  • Cawdor
  • Edinburgh
  • Galloway
  • Glamis
  • Glasgow
  • Iona
  • Isla
  • Lewis
  • Lomond
  • Morven
  • Orkney
  • Skye
  • Struan

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Fun Scottish Culture Names

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Scotland has a rich culture, with its own stories, symbols, and traditions. Whether you choose a silly name like Haggis or Nessie or a more subtle nod to Scotland’s culture like Piper, these names are a great way to make your dog stand out.

  • Bagpipe
  • Bairn
  • Braveheart
  • Haggis
  • Kelpie
  • Laddie
  • Lass
  • Nessie
  • Paisley
  • Piper
  • Scotch
  • Scottie
  • Tartan
  • Thistle

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More Beautiful Names for Scottish Terrier Girls

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  • Ada
  • Adaira
  • Aila
  • Aileen
  • Ainsley
  • Alice
  • Allie
  • Artis
  • Bonnie
  • Cailean
  • Cait
  • Caitriona
  • Caledonia
  • Crissie
  • Deidra
  • Edith
  • Edna
  • Ellie
  • Glenna
  • Iona
  • Kenna
  • Lara
  • Maggie
  • Maisie
  • May
  • Moira
  • Molly
  • Nora
  • Shannon
  • Sheena
  • Tara
  • Teagan
  • Tyra

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More Great Names for Male Scottish Terriers

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  • Aidan
  • Aifric
  • Andrew
  • Angus
  • Artair
  • Brodie
  • Bruce
  • Calum
  • Cameron
  • Craig
  • Donald
  • Dougal
  • Duff
  • Fergus
  • Fingal
  • Finlay
  • Graham
  • Iain
  • Kenneth
  • Lachlan
  • Logan
  • Malcom
  • Neil
  • Stuart

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Last Thoughts

As you can see, there are lots of amazing names out there for Scottish Terriers. Picking the right name for your new dog isn’t an easy task, but we hope that these suggestions can help you get some good ideas flowing. Before long, you’ll find the perfect name for your pup—one that fits so well you won’t be able to think of it as anything else.


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