BEGBIE (Settlement) Scottish
Derived from the Old Norse name BAGGI
meaning "farm, settlement". This is the name of a small town in East Lothian, Scotland.
BRACKENRIG (Settlement) Scots
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.
DEE (River) Scottish
Possibly from a Celtic root meaning "divine"
. This is the name of a river in Scotland.
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 governor Sam Houston, whose surname is derived from the Scottish town.
IRVINE (River & Settlement) Scottish
Derived from Old Celtic meaning "green water"
. This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
LENNOX (Region) Scottish
From Gaelic Leamhnachd
, possibly meaning "lace of elms"
. This is the name of a district in Scotland.
MAXWELL (Settlement) Scottish
Means "Mack's stream"
, from the name Mack
, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS
, combined with Old English well
"well stream". This is the name of a place in Roxburghshire, Scotland.
MORAY (Region & Political Subdivision) Scottish
From Gaelic Muireb
meaning "seaboard settlement"
. 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
. 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.
SKYE (Island) Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Sgitheanach
, meaning unknown. This is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland.