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240 Scottish Cat Names To Get You Inspired (2024 Update)

Written by: Kathryn Copeland

Last Updated on May 9, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

Scottish Cat Names

240 Scottish Cat Names To Get You Inspired (2024 Update)

Scotland boasts such a beautiful yet rugged landscape, and its history is the stuff of legends. Whether you’re Scottish yourself or a lover of all things Scotland, giving your cat a name based on this amazing country will undoubtedly be as unique as your cat.

We gathered some potential names for your cat, which include everything from traditional Scottish names and locations to food and drink. If you love Scotland and are struggling to come up with the right name for your cat, you’ve come to the right place!

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How to Name Your Cat

Start with your cat’s appearance—the color or pattern of your cat’s coat can give you a few ideas, as can their shape and size. For example, the Gaelic word for skinny is “tana,” so if your cat is svelte, this might be a nice name. A Gaelic dictionary can come in handy!

Media and the arts are other great places to get inspiration. Favorite bands, artists, actors, movies, or characters from books are all options.

Also, consider your cat’s personality. You can find an appropriate name when thinking about the quirks that your cat has. Or you can use video games or food for inspiration. The possibilities are truly endless!

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Female Scottish Cat Names

Let’s start with lovely Scottish female names for your gorgeous cat. Most of these are traditional Scottish names, but a few Irish and other UK-based names are included too.

  • Abi
  • Aggie
  • Agnes
  • Aifric
  • Aila
  • Aileen
  • Ailsa
  • Ainslie
  • Alba
  • Alish
  • Ally
  • Annabel
  • Arabella
  • Ava
  • Barabal
  • Beitris
  • Bonnie
  • Caitriona
  • Cora
  • Cori
  • Daviana
  • Deidra
  • Déiseach
  • Ealair
  • Edna
  • Effie
  • Eilidh
  • Eimhir
  • Ella
  • Elspeth
  • Enya
  • Eva
  • Fenella
  • Fiona
  • Flora
  • Gall
  • Gormlaith
  • Grizel
  • Inglis
  • Isla
  • Isobel
  • Jaine
  • Jean
  • Kellee
  • Kenna
  • Kerry
  • Kirstin
  • Kyla
  • Lesley
  • Lileas
  • Liusaidh
  • Lorna
  • Maezie
  • Mairead
  • Mairi
  • Maisie
  • Malvina
  • Marsaili
  • Maura
  • Maysie
  • Meribeth
  • Mhairi
  • Minnie
  • Moira
  • Morag
  • Morna
  • Morven
  • Murdag
  • Màiri
  • Mór
  • Nairna
  • Neilina
  • Nes
  • Oighrig
  • Peigi
  • Piper
  • Reyne
  • Rose
  • Sassy
  • Senga
  • Sheena
  • Shona
  • Sorcha
  • Tara
  • Teagan
  • Torrii
  • Yvaine
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Male Scottish Cat Names

Here are traditional Scottish male names that you can consider for your male cat, with a few other UK-based names in the mix.

  • Aaran
  • Abernethy
  • Addison
  • Aed
  • Agan
  • Agar
  • Aidan
  • Aindrea
  • Alan
  • Alasdair
  • Alpin
  • Aneirin
  • Angus
  • Argyle
  • Artair
  • Bain
  • Balfour
  • Ballard
  • Beathan
  • Bhaltair
  • Blair
  • Calum
  • Camdyn
  • Carson
  • Cináed
  • Coinneach
  • Conall
  • Craig
  • Crichton
  • Curran
  • Cyndeyrn
  • Deacon
  • Desmond
  • Deòrsa
  • Dougal
  • Duff
  • Duncan
  • Dunmore
  • Dunn
  • Erskine
  • Ewan
  • Fagan
  • Falkland
  • Fearchar
  • Fergus
  • Fingal
  • Finlay
  • Forbes
  • Fraser
  • Gawain
  • Glen
  • Graham
  • Granger
  • Hamish
  • Heckie
  • Hume
  • Iain
  • Ivor
  • Keir
  • Keith
  • Kenneth
  • Lachlan
  • Lennox
  • Logan
  • Lundy
  • Lyall
  • Mac
  • MacGregor
  • MacNab
  • Macalister
  • Macarthur
  • Macbeth
  • Makenna
  • McGowan
  • McKay
  • McKinley
  • Montgomery
  • Moore
  • Muir
  • Mungo
  • Murdo
  • Neil
  • Ninian
  • Paden
  • Pàdraig
  • Rabbie
  • Reid
  • Rory
  • Sweeney
  • Tadg
  • Tam Lin
  • Tasgall
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Cat Names Based on Places in Scotland

These are all places found in Scotland. Some are cities or towns, while others are islands.

  • Airdrie
  • Alba
  • Arran
  • Caledonia
  • Dundee
  • Glamis
  • Glasgow
  • Glenna
  • Iona
  • Irvine
  • Leith
  • Oban
  • Paisley
  • Perth
  • Rhona
  • Roslin
  • Skye
  • Stirling
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Cat Names Based on Words Related to Scotland

These are words and items that are related to Scotland in some way. Food is included too, along with a few creatures from mythology.

  • Bairn (baby/child)
  • Canny (caution)
  • Haggis
  • Heather
  • Kelpie
  • Laddie (boy or young man)
  • Lassie (girl or young woman)
  • Misty
  • Neeps (turnips)
  • Ness/Nessie
  • Piper (bagpipes)
  • Pudding
  • Putter (golf was invented in Scotland)
  • Scotch
  • Selkie
  • Tatties (potatoes)
  • Thistle
  • Whiskey
  • Wisp (from will o’ the wisps)
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Cat Names of Famous Scottish People

There are many famous Scottish people out there—writers, actors, singers, heroes, etc. You can choose the last name only or both the first and last names!

  • Alexander Fleming (inventor of penicillin)
  • Annie Lennox (singer)
  • Donovan (singer)
  • Ewan McGregor (actor)
  • James McAvoy (actor)
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Rob Roy MacGregor (outlaw and hero)
  • Robbie Coltrane (actor)
  • Robert Burns (poet)
  • Sean Connery (actor)
  • Sheena Easton (singer)
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (writer of “Sherlock Holmes”)
  • William Wallace (“Braveheart”)
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Cat Names Based on Scottish Fictional Characters

Here are famous Scottish characters from movies and TV (though not every actor is Scottish!).

  • Amy Pond
  • Connor MacLeod
  • Groundskeeper Willie
  • James Bond
  • Jamie Fraser
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Macbeth
  • Merida
  • Moira MacTaggert
  • Queen Elinor
  • Montgomery Scott/Scotty
  • Shrek
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Use Your Imagination!

When trying to pick out a name for your cat, say the name out loud a few times. Use it like you’re calling or speaking to your cat. This will give you a much better idea if it rolls off the tongue the right way.

Your cat will likely be with you for at least 10 years and possibly up to 20! So, this name should work for you and your family. Also, if you have young children, they should be able to pronounce it.

When you do settle on a name you like, consider adding an honorific to it, like Lady or Lord. Cats are certainly important enough to deserve a title!

  • Professor
  • Her or His Majesty
  • Queen/King
  • Madame
  • Sir
  • Mrs. or Miss
  • Senator
  • Dame
  • Prince/Princess
  • General
  • Sergeant
  • Colonel

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Now that you have your head full of everything Scotland, we hope that you have found a name that you love and will suit your cat perfectly. They don’t have to be a Scottish Fold to sport a Scottish name!

If you didn’t find your cat’s name on this list, we hope that it at least inspired you enough that you’ll soon find the perfect Scottish name for your perfect cat. Pull out a map of Scotland, and take a closer look at a few of the place names for extra ideas, or check out a Scottish Gaelic dictionary!

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