Arran

Arran is the name of an island off the coast of Scotland. The origin of the name isn't clear though it's been linked to Scottish Gaelic àirde meaning "height" and Old Irish áru meaning "kidney", likely in reference to the shape of the island. Arran could also be used as a variant spelling of Aaron, a name of uncertain …

Makenna

Makenna is a variant of McKenna, an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha meaning "son of Cionaodh", Cionaodh meaning "beloved of Aodh" composed of Irish cion (love, affection; regard) and Aodh (also spelled Áed, the name of the Celtic god of fire) meaning "fire". It could also be a variant of Cináed meaning "born of fire", also anglicized as Kenneth.  Nicknames: Kenna Origin: Proto-Indo-European   …

Skye

Skye is the name of one of the largest island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The etymology of the name is obscure; it may be derived from Old Norse ský (cloud) and ey (island) meaning "cloud island". It's also been linked to Scottish Gaelic sgitheanach meaning "winged". Skye can also be used as a variant spelling of Sky, referring …

Afton

Afton comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Afton. It originated from the name of a river in Ayrshire, Scotland (also known as Afton Water) which was popularized by a poem written by Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) titled 'Sweet Afton' (1791). The meaning of the word …

Elgin

Elgin comes from a Scottish surname, originating from a place called Elgin, Moray, in Scotland. The meaning behind the name is a little murky. I've seen it listed as meaning "high-minded" or "intelligent", but I've also seen it listed as meaning "little Ireland", made up from Ealg, Eilg, an early Gaelic name for Ireland, combined with a …

Fenella

Fenella is a female given name, the Scottish form of Fionnuala, made up from Irish elements finn (fair, white) and guala (shoulder) meaning “fair shoulder” or “fair-shouldered”. In Irish mythology, Fionnuala is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, the daughter of King Lir and the sister of Aodh, Fiachra, and Conn. She and her brothers were changed into swans by their stepmother Aoife, …

Gregor

Gregor is a Scottish, German, Slovak, and Slovene form of Gregory, which is the English form of Latinized Greek Gregorius via Ancient Greek Gregorios meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Gregor is also a surname originating from the given name; as a Scottish surname it's a shortened form of McGregor meaning "son of Gregor". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Gregory (English) Gregorios …

Weatherly

Weatherly comes from an English and Scottish surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Weatherly. It's made up from Old English elements weðer (wether; a castrated ram) and lēah (woodland; clearing). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Weatherley (English, Scottish) Weatherlee (English) Weatherlie (English)  

Jamesina

Jamesina is the Scottish feminine form of James, the English form of Late Latin Iacomus via Greek Iakobos, which comes from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (English form of Jacob) meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Nicknames: Jamie/Jaime, Sina, Missy Origin: Hebrew Male forms: James (English)    

Renton

Renton comes from a Scottish surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Renton. The second element comes from Old English tun meaning "enclosure, settlement; town" while the first element may be derived from Old English given name Regna from Old English element regen "to govern". Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Yule

Yule comes from a Scottish and English surname, originally a nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day. It was originally a pagan holiday celebrated by the German people and originally referred to December and January, though after Christianity it was narrowed down to refer to the 12 days of Christmas. Yule comes from Old English …

Barclay

Barclay comes from a Scottish surname via a locational name for someone who came from a place called Barclay. The name itself comes from English Berkeley meaning "birch wood" or "birch clearing", made up from Old English elements beorc (birch) and lēah (wood, clearing) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Berkeley (English) Barkley (English)