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Origin: Old English
Meaning: From Scotland

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Scott

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Scott in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Scott:

  • Records indicate that 767,026 boys in the United States have been named Scott since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1971, when 30,875 people in the U.S. were given the name Scott. Those people are now 51 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Scott

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      23 Positive Comments

  • "I like Scott, even though I'm not from Scotland. It's a great name in my opinion." Aug. 12, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Scotty was my Grandfathers nickname when he first came to Australia. I am a Scott with Glasgow blood who grew up in Queensland. I got Dotty Scotty because of all my freckles. Its a good name" Apr. 3, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "When my son Scott got married 2 years into his marriage he had a son and named him Scott. Now in my family there is my son Scott a in my family there is my son Scott and his son Scott Jr." Dec. 29, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my son,s name its one of the best boy,s name I like, my best friend is Scott it is a good solid name for a boy ." Nov. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I called my eldest son Scott 21years ago, I still love the name now, It's not very common and it can't be shortened. It's a good strong name and very easy for little ones to say and spell." Aug. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love being named Scott, it is one of those names that you can be called so many other things aside from Scott (scotty, Scottish, Scooter etc) and I think that makes it awesome. I have different people calling me different things all the time, my boyfriend calls me Scotty along with my family, others call me just Scott, and some old friends call me Scottish or Scooter. (no I am NOT Scottish lol)" Aug. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wanted to name our final baby Price or Colby and my husband preferred John or Tom so we went through all the names in the dictionary and the ONLY name we both liked was Scott. Our son did go through scotty potty in elem school but in HS he was nicknamed Scottacus which he loves, and he's the only Scott among 600 students. A great advantage." Apr. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My is Scott and of course like the rest of you I had the same "Scottisms". My family always called me Scotty Potty Mouth, guess that was the foresight that I was to become a sailor and a trucker too. LOL. But, I named my oldest David Scott and now my youngest, if a boy will be Linden Scott." Jan. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name is hard for some asians to understand and I agree with the "stop" statement above but I do like having a name popular among my age group "35" but not used too much today" Nov. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always liked it. I asked my Dad who hated his given name (Clarence) why I was named Scott as there are no relatives or any of my parents friends with the name. He said because nobody can change it and call you something else. I used to hate being called "scotty- potty" in grammar school but now I feel we are in an elite club!" Sep. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never been really proud of my name. I thought it wasn't very manly or had much character. That is slowly changing. I too have been called Scotty by those close to me, Scotty too Hotty and Scotty with a Body, though I'm not all that. And then there are the negative terms such as snotty but that was years ago. Since I am the youngest of 6 siblings I've asked my mom if I was an accident. She claims she always wanted a Scotty. That's good enough for me." Sep. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The motorcycle industry is full of guys named Scott because we're smarter, tougher, funnier and chick dig us. There's even a world famous goggle & apparel brand based in Sun Valley, ID: SCOTT USA. Officially, we Scotts feel sorry for all non-Scotts. It's a Scott thing." Sep. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am now thirty and like my name fine. I didn't always care for it. I have had the gamut of nicknames. Snotty Scotty, Scooter, Scotty, Scoot, Scotty too Hotty, Scotty with the body. If given a son, I would consider Scott as a middle name for him." Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it. It's my name and I think it sounds friendly and cheerful. Born in 1981 I grew up with only 1 friend also named Scott and now although I work at a major Fortune 100 company where we have tens of thousands of people working in the city I work in, I still only really know 1 other Scott very well. I think it's endearing to be called Scotty by a lover or a close friend, but condescending when it's from someone relatively unknown. My mom picked it because it couldn't be shortened to anything else. A lot of people who don't know anyone named Scott tend to shorten it to "Scot" and misspell it. I think that's the one downside." Dec. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Scott. An American born in Scotland. Proud to be both!" Jul. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "a boy name should be scott because it is my brothers name!" Nov. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Scott is my husbands name. Many associate it with a tough guy. I give it thumbs up because it is easy to say. One of my little nieces first words was "skot" Interestingly enough, many of his relatives have not broken from their habits of calling him Scottie. I'd leave that for a puppy's name." Oct. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Scott, and my nickname given to me when I was a toddler was Scooter, though it had more to do with being a fast crawler then having the birthname, it was just a coincendence" Jun. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Boyfriends name is Scott but we call him Scotty to Hotty" May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Scott and he likes his name...after his father. Although, he did pick up a nickname of scooter when he was younger!" Jan. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love being named Scott. It's common enough to be on personalized mugs and pencils, but uncommon enough to be original. Although, I will agree with an earlier comment: Hearing "STOP!" sometimes makes my head turn. It's never pronounced wrong due to its simplicity." Jan. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Scott from Scotland. How easy is it to chat up girls from different countries with an opening like that??" Oct. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a good name that has suited me well for the past 30 years." Feb. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "Being named Scott was ok with the Star Trek references. Then came the movie Eurotrip. Someone always has to sing the song made about Scott's girlfriend cheating on him. The movie wasn't that great. It is a raunchy comedy that I assumed would go away after a few years. It hasn't." May. 26, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree: this is a case of the parent not thinking about the name's MEANING. WHY would you name your kid Scott if they are not affiliated with Scotland in any way?" Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Probably the most frustrating thing about being named Scott, for me, is that I am in no way from, or even remotely affiliated with, Scotland. So any possible meaning the name might have had is wasted." Aug. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Be wary if you are considering this name. The Sc- can be difficult for some youngsters to pronounce, and can exaggerate any lisp or stuttering issues. Also, one syllabul words begenning with "S" are common in the English language (such as "Stop" & "Sky") and can sometimes lead to confusion in some instances." Aug. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      16 Neutral Comments

  • "I love being called Scott. It?s a cool name and everyone refers to you as Scotty which is great." Jan. 13, 2022: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m a Scott ( name, not country of origin) and I have always liked my name. I have to agree with one of the Scott?s above ? the only down side is being called ?Steve?, shock is also a fine name. I name my son Scott, in 1999, and he was one of two kids in his whole elementary school." Dec. 16, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Was named after Scott Carpenter, one of the seven Mercury program astronauts." Aug. 27, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Scott, and when people forget my name they call me ?Steve.? This has happened maybe 100-200 times in my 50 years. This inspired me to survey all the Scotts I know or meet, and it seems that about 90% of the Scotts I have interviewed routinely get ?Steved?? too. (The people I meet named Steve never get ?Scotted? though. But I understand that Todds get called Scott )" Jul. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "T-shirt saying: ?Beam me up, Scotty. There is no intelligent life down here.?" Jun. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Scott was named after my grandfather I kept the family tradition." Nov. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the boy,s name Scott , it is good solid name for a boy. when my first son was born I named him Scott he likes it very much. My best friend is also Scott it is a very good solid name for a boy, it is the best boy,s name I like" Nov. 13, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the boy,s name Scott, if I ever got married my first born son would be named Scott, my best friend is named Scott. I feel the boy,s name Scott is a very good solid name for a boy." Nov. 9, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, I am 40 years old and it's not very common in the younger generations. I was named after a song: watching Scotty grow" Oct. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think scott is a great name my best friend is called scott and he suits it really well" May. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree with what Scott said. My friends call me Scotty Rock-it and I do "rock it"....heck, we all rock it, right Scotts?!!! S = Solid, C = Charismatic, O = Optimistic, T = Truthful, T = Talented." Sep. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "haha my dad's name is Scott and it fits him really well:]" Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Scott and I like it fine! --It's a minor point, but too bad so many fictional characters named Scott are sort of lackluster (like Cyclops from X-Men)." Jun. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my dads name but you dont really hear it for any babies being born today" Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Scott after his dad. We call him "Scotty" now, but I know that soon he will want to be called Scott. His name is very uncommon now, and when people ask his name, I always get the same reaction; "I really like that name... you just don't hear it anymore"." Jun. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "it sounds like a old persons name but over all its ok" Apr. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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