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Boy Name: Scott

Name: Scott
Pronunciation: \s-co-tt\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: from Scotland, a Scotsman
Origin: English
Related Names: Buell
Sounds Like: Scout, Skeet
Variant forms: Scot, Scottie, Scotto, Scotty
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 32
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 34


Scott \s-co-tt\ as a boy's name is pronounced skaht. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Scott is "from Scotland, a Scotsman". Mainly used in the 20th century. Actors Scott Glenn, Scott Caan; authors Scott Peck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Scott Turow; musician Scott Joplin; basketball player Scottie Pippen.

Scott has 4 variant forms: Scot, Scottie, Scotto and Scotty.

For more information, see also the related name Buell.

Baby names that sound like Scott are Scout and Skeet.

View a list of the 18 names that reference Scott.


Scott is a very popular first name for men (#32 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#34 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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