Scottish Names: All Names from A-W



 

 A B C D E F G H-I J K L M N O-P R S T U-W

The abbreviations in the "category" column are: A=anglicization Tr=translation of a foreign name, L=primarily a last name, P=place name, S=Scots name, T=traditional native Gaelic name

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Name category pronunciation meaning other forms & related names
Labhrainn; Labhras (m) Tr LAUW renn; LAUW rus from Latin Laurence, "man  from Laurentia" Laurence
Lachaidh (m) T LACH ee dim. of Lachlann Lochie
Lachann (m) T LOKH len land of lochs (Norseman) Lachlan, Lachlainn
Lachlan (m) S/A, L LOKH len land of lochs (Norseman) Lachlainn
Laise (m) T LASH uh flame -
Lamond L LAM ind law man Mac Laomainn
Latharn (m) T LA urn fox Lorne
Latharna (f) T LA ur na adopted from a place name in Argyll -
Leitis (f) Tr LEH tish from Latin Leticia, "gladness" Leticia, Lettice
Lennox L LEN nix From a place name The Levanach, north of Glasgow Lenox
Leslie, Lesley (m & f) L LESS lee, LEZ lee from a place name meaning, perhaps "garden of holly" Lesli, Lezli etc.
Lileas (f) Tr LEE lus from Latin Lillian, "lily flower" Lillian
Lilias (f) S/A LIL lee is Anglicization of Lileas Lileas
Lilidh (f) Tr LI lee Possibly a form of Lily, this could also be a dim. of Ealasaid (Elizabeth) Lily
Lindsay L LIND zee from an English place name meaning "Lincoln's wetland." It was first taken to Scotland in the 12th century by Walter de Lindesay.  Lindsey etc.
Losag; Losaidh; Lsidh (f) Tr LEE sak; LEE see; LEE zee Hebrew dims. of Ealasaid influenced by Lizzie Lizzie
Lisaidh (f) Tr LOO see from Latin Lucia, "light" Lucy
Logan L LO gin this surname comes from a place name meaning "little hollow." Loganaich, Macgill'innein?
Lorna (f) S/A LOR na name invented by the Scottish author RD Blackmore for his 1869 novel Lorna Doone. It is probably a feminine form of Lorne.
Lorne (m) S/A LORN an ancient name, the legendary brother of Fergus who is said to have settled in Dalriada in 500 a.d. The name possibly means "fox." Latharn
Luag (m) T LOO ak "to win"- name of a Celtic sun god. Lugos
Lc (m) Tr LOOK dim. of Lucs Luke
Lucs (m) Tr LOO kaws From Latin Lucas,, "from Lucania" Lucas
Lulach (m) T LOO luch little calf? -