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Scott name meaning

First Name
775k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
440k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Scott mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Scott

User Submitted Origins

Scottish
46%
English
39%
Gaelic
12%
Irish
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Scott is of Scottish origin and means "Wanderer; painted warrior".
  2. According to 3 people from all over the world, the name Scott is of English origin and means "Painted warrior".
  3. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Scott is of English origin and means "Warrior / Wanderer".
  4. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Scott means "Wanderer or Traveler" and is of Irish origin.
  5. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Scott is of Scottish origin and means "Warrior".
  6. According to a user from Nevada, U.S., the name Scott means "To wander".
  7. A user from Cyprus says the name Scott means "From Scotland".
  8. A user from Massachusetts, U.S. says the name Scott is of Scottish origin and means "Traveler".
  9. A user from Canada says the name Scott is of Gaelic origin and means "Of Scotland".
  10. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Scott means "Cattle" and is of Russian origin.
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
  2. British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)
  3. United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
  4. English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
  5. Award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
Wiktionary
  1. An English ethnic surname​ for someone with Scottish ancestry.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A municipality of La Nouvelle-Beauce Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada.
  4. A town in the Rural Municipality of Tramping Lake No. 380, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  5. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Lonoke County and Pulaski County, Arkansas.
  6. An unincorporated community in Johnson County, Georgia.
  7. A small unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States.
  8. A city in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
  9. An unincorporated community in Cole County, Missouri.
  10. A town in Corland County, New York.
  11. A village in Paulding County and Van Wert County, Ohio.
  12. A former unincorporated community in Wood County, West Virginia.
  13. A town in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  14. A small town in Burnett County, Wisconsin.
  15. A small town in Columbia County, Wisconsin.
  16. A small town in Crawford County, Wisconsin.
  17. A town in Lincoln County, Wisconsin.
  18. A small town in Monroe County, Wisconsin.
  19. A town in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
  20. (philately, US, Canada) The Scott catalogue of postage stamps.

Notable Persons Named Scott

Notable Persons Named Scott

Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood is an actor, model, and producer. He has been prominent since 2006. Scott was given the name Scott Clinton Reeves by his parent Clint Eastwood on March 21st, 1986 in Monterey, California, U.S. Scott is also known as Reeves and Scott Clinton.

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Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, actor, film composer, music video director, rapping, singing, and film score. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Kid was given the name Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi on January 30th, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Kid is also known as Mescudi and Scott Ramon Seguro.

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Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson is a criminal.

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Scott Adkins

Scott Adkins is an actor, martial artist, and gymnast. His ongoing career started in 1998. Scott was given the name Scott Edward Adkins on June 17th, 1976. Scott is also known as Adkins and Edward Scott (birth name).

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Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland was an alternative metal, alternative rock, hard rock, grunge, and neo-psychedelia musician. He was most prominent from 1985 to 2015. Scott was given the name Scott Richard Kline on October 27th, 1967 in San Jose, California, U.S. Scott is also known as Scott Richard Weiland. He breathed his last breath on December 3rd, 2015.

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Scott Foley

Scott Foley is an actor. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Scott was given the name Scott Kellerman Foley on July 15th, 1972 in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Scott

Notable Persons With the Last Name Scott

Sir Ridley Scott

Sir Ridley Scott is a film director, producer, film producer, and film directorandproducer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to present. Ridley was born on November 30th, 1937 in South Shields, County Durham, England.

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Calum Scott

Calum Scott is a pop music singing. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Calum was born on October 12th, 1988.

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Adam Scott

Adam Scott is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1994. Adam was given the name Adam Paul Scott on April 3rd, 1973 in Santa Cruz, California.

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Joey Badass

Joey Badass is a hip hop music musician. His career lasted from 2010 to 2010. Joey was given the name Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott on January 20th, 1995 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Joey is also known as Joey Badass, Joey Bada$$, and JayOhVee.

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Naomi Scott

Naomi Scott is an actress and singer. She was most active from 2008 to present. Naomi was born on May 6th, 1993 in London.

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Bon Scott

Bon Scott was a rock, roll, blues rock, and hard rock musician. He plays Bagpipes and Vocals. His career lasted from 1964 to 1980. Bon was given the name Ronald Belford Scott on July 9th, 1946 in Scotland, UK. Bon is also known as Bon Scott. He died on February 19th, 1980.

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  • Seann William Scott
    Actor
  • George C. Scott
    Actor
  • Andrew Scott
    Actor
  • Dougray Scott
    Actor
  • Tom Everett Scott
    Actor
  • Coretta Scott King
    Civil Rights
  • Dred Scott
  • Bt Sir Walter Scott
    Ist
  • Michael Gary Scott
    Fictional Character
  • Robert Falcon Scott
    Royal Navy Officer
  • Hillary Scott
    Singer-songwriter
  • Randolph Scott
    Actor
  • Campbell Scott
    Actor
  • Winfield Scott
    Military Occupation

Common last names for Scott

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Campbell
  • Martin
  • Roberts
  • Nelson
  • King

Common first names for Scott

  • James
  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Walter
  • Thomas
  • Margaret
  • Helen
  • Willie
  • Dorothy
  • Joseph
  • Ruth
  • Richard
  • Elizabeth
  • David
  • Edward
  • Frank

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Scott U.S.
  White 60.21% 64.26%
  African American 32.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Scott

People with the last name Scott are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Scott

  • What name lists does Scott rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Scott? Scott is the 68th most popular name of all time. As a last name Scott was the 36th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Scott have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 774,767 babies born with the first name Scott in the United States. That's more than enough people named Scott to occupy the country of Comoros with an estimated population of 773,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Scott? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 60 new born babies.
  • When was Scott first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Scott is Wednesday, February 26th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Scott born? The highest recorded use of the first name Scott was in 1971 with a total of 30,920 babies. That's a lot of babies named Scott!
  • Random Scott Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Scott ranks 33rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 1,253 babies in New York have the same name in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Scott: The name spelled backwards is Ttocs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Osctt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Scott? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 439,530 people with the last name Scott.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Scott? Scott was ranked as the 36th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Scott name meaning

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