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Boy Name: Scout

Name: Scout
Pronunciation: \s-cout\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Scout's also a girl name)
Meaning: to listen
Origin: French
Sounds Like: Scott, Scot
Similar Names: Scotty, Scotto


Scout \s-cout\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Scout), is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Scout is "to listen". Occupational name: someone who gathers information quietly. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore named their daughter Scout, but the name is unusual enough to apply to both genders.

Baby names that sound like Scout are Scott and Scot. Other similar baby names are Scotty and Scotto.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Scout.


Scout is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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