Scottish Submitted Place Names

Scottish names are used in the country of Scotland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Scottish diaspora. See also about Scottish names.
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AE(Settlement & River)Scottish, Scots
The name of a village and a stream in Southwest Scotland. The name seems to be derived from Old Norse á, meaning 'river'.
ARGENTINA(Country)English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Swedish, Swahili, Turkmen, Uzbek
The name of the Country in South America. Argentina is a massive South American nation with terrain encompassing Andes mountains, glacial lakes and Pampas grassland, the traditional grazing ground of its famed beef cattle... [more]
ASHGABAT(Settlement)English, Yoruba, Scots, Occitan, Malay, Swahili, Irish, Indonesian, Welsh, Shona
Means "city of love", "city of devotion" from Persian عشق‌آباد (ešq-âbâd), a combination of Persian عشق ('ešq) meaning "love" and آباد (âbâd) "city". This is the name of the capital city of Turkmenistan.
BATHGATE(Settlement)Scottish
A town in West Lothian, Scotland. It is derived from the Cumbric beith, meaning 'boar' (Welsh baedd) and chyd, meaning 'wood, trees' (Welsh coed).
BONNYRIGG(Settlement)Scottish
A town, near Edinburgh, Scotland. It derives from Lowland Scots bonnie, meaning 'beautiful, fine', and rig, meaning 'ridge, hill-crest' (Old Norse hryggr, 'back, ridge', Dutch rug, 'ridge').
BROADFORD(Settlement)Scottish
A village in Skye, Scotland. It's name derives from the Old Norse words for 'wide fjord', referencing the local geography.... [more]
BUCHANAN(Political Subdivision)Scottish
A parish of Stirlingshire, Scotland. It's name derives from the Gaelic buth 'house, shed' and chanain 'canon', thus meaning 'house of the canon'.
CRAWFORDJOHN(Settlement)Scottish
A village in Southern Scotland. It's name is of Scots origin and means 'Crow's ford of John'. See Crawford.
CUMBERNAULD(Settlement)Scottish
A town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The name in its present form is most likely derived from Gaelic comar nan allt meaning 'meeting of the waters'. However, early forms containing Cumyr- hint at a Cumbric predecessor derived possibly from Common Brittonic *cömber-ïn-alt (Welsh cymer-yn-allt), perhaps meaning 'confluence at the hill'.
DALKEITH(Settlement)Scottish
A small town in Midlothian, Scotland, south of Edinburgh. It is of Cumbric language origin. The first element is dal, meaning 'meadow, plateau' (Welsh ddôl) and chyd, meaning 'trees, wood' (Welsh coed).
ECCLEFECHAN(Settlement)Scottish
A village in South-West Scotland. It's name derives from the Cumbric eccle-, meaning 'church' (Welsh eglwys) and fechan, which meant 'small, unimportant' (Welsh fychan).
EDINBURGH(Settlement)Scottish
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It was first attested in the Cumbric form Dinn Eidyn, meaning 'castle of Edin', hence the Gaelic name Dùn Èideann.... [more]
GLASGOW(Settlement)Scottish
The largest city in Scotland. From Cumbric words equivalent to Welsh glas, meaning 'blue' and gae meaning 'field, enclosure'.
GOLSPIE(Settlement)Scottish
A village in Sutherland, Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse *gol, 'gully' and byr, 'village'.
GREENLAND(Country)English, Scots
Cognate of Grœnland.
HOY(Island)Scottish
The name is from the Isle of Hoy in Scotland.
INVERNESS(Settlement)Scottish
A coastal city in northern Scotland. From Scottish Gaelic Inbhir, meaning 'estuary, confluence'and nis, the Gaelic name of the River Ness.
KEITH(Settlement)Scottish
A small town in Moray, North-East Scotland. It's name is derived from a Pictish word kit, which meant 'forest' (Welsh coed, 'wood').
KIRKCUDBRIGHT(Settlement)Scottish
Coastal town in South-West England. It derives from Scots language words meaning 'Church of St. Cuthbert'.
KIRKWALL(Settlement)Scottish
A town in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It's name is derived from Old Norse Kirkjuvagr, meaning 'church bay'.
LANARK(Settlement)Scottish
A small town in Lanarkshire, Central Scotland. It's name is of Cumbric origin and is thought to be equivalent with Welsh llanerch, 'open space in a forest'.
LEITH(Settlement & River)Scottish, Medieval Scottish
The name of a river (Water of Leith) and the settlement at it's mouth, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The name is likely of Cumbric origin and is likely cognate with the Welsh word laith, meaning 'damp, moist'.
LOCKERBIE(Settlement)Scottish
A small town in Southern Scotland. It derives from the personal name Lockhard and the Old Norse suffix -by, meaning 'town'. ... [more]
MELROSE(Settlement)Scottish
Habitational namefor a place near Galashiels in the Scottish borders, so named from British words that were ansetors of Welsh moel 'bare', 'barren' rhos 'heath'.... [more]
NAIRN(Settlement)Scottish
A town in Inverness-shire, Scotland. The town is so called due to its location on the river Nairn, the name of which is probably of pre-Celtic origin.
OBAN(Settlement)Scottish
An t-Òban in Scottish Gaelic meaning ''The Little Bay''.
PERSLEY(Settlement)Scottish
A small hamlet in North-East Scotland, now encompassed by the city of Aberdeen. There are several explanations as to the origin of the name of this small settlement:... [more]
PERTH(Settlement)Scottish
A city in central Scotland. The name is of Pictish origin and derived from *perth, meaning 'bush, copse' (Welsh perth, 'bush, hedge').
PUNJAB(Political Subdivision & Region)English, German, Malay, Italian, Norwegian, Welsh, Swahili, Dutch, Scots
From Punjabi پنجاب (Paṉjāb) or ਪੰਜਾਬ (Pañjāb) both meaning "land of five waters"; ultimately from Persian پنج (panj) "five" combined with آب (âb) "water"... [more]
ST QUIVOX(Settlement)Scottish
STRANRAER(Settlement)Scottish
A port town in South-West Scotland. Its name derives from Gaelic An t-Sròn Reamhar, literally meaning 'the fat nose', but which more prosaically might be rendered as 'the broad headland', referring to the local geography.
TIREE(Island)Scottish
From the name of the island off the west coast of Scotland. The name in Gaelic is Tiriodh, or Tir Iodh, meaning 'land of corn'.
TRANENT(Settlement)Scottish
A town in East Lothian, east of Edinburgh, Scotland. It's name derives from the Brythonic-Celtic *traf-, meaning 'town, village' (Welsh treff) and *-neint, meaning 'stream, small river' (Welsh nant).