Scottish 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.
type
usage
Begbie (Settlement) Scottish
Derived from the Old Norse name Baggi and býr meaning "farm, settlement". This is the name of a small town in East Lothian, Scotland.
Brackenrig (Settlement) Scottish
From Middle English braken meaning "bracken" (via Old Norse brækni) and rigg meaning "ridge" (via Old Norse hryggr). This is the name of several Scottish towns.
Dhè (River) Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Dee.
Douglas (River & Settlement) Scottish
From Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). This is the name of a tributary of the River Clyde called the Douglas Water, as well as a town that sits upon it in Lanarkshire.
Dùbhghlas (River & Settlement) Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Douglas.
Houston (Settlement) Scottish, English
Means "Hugh's town", from the given name Hugh and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, town". This is the name of a town in Scotland. The American city of Houston is named after the Texas president Sam Houston (1793-1863), whose surname is derived from the Scottish town.
Irvine (River & Settlement) Scottish
Derived from Brythonic elements meaning "green water". This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
Latharna (Region) Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Lorne.
Lennox (Region) Scottish
From Gaelic Leamhnachd, possibly meaning "lace of elms". This is the name of a district in Scotland.
Lodainn (Political Subdivision) Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Lothian.
Maxwell (Settlement) Scottish
Means "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, combined with Old English wille "well, stream". This is the name of a place in Roxburghshire, Scotland.
Moray (Region & Political Subdivision) Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic Moireabh, possibly of Pictish origin, meaning "seashore, coast". This is the name of a historical region in Scotland, as well as a modern council area.
Ross (Region & Settlement) Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic ros meaning "promontory". This is the name of a historic region in northern Scotland, as well as towns in Scotland and northern England.
Rutherford (Settlement) Scottish
From Old English hryðer "cattle" and ford "ford, river crossing". This was the name of a town in southern Scotland.
Sgitheanach (Island) Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Skye.
Skye (Island) Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Sgitheanach, meaning unknown. This is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland.