BAIRNSLEY  HIGHLANDS

MALE CALF NAMES

Female
Names
Male
Names
Descriptive
Names

 

  NAME MEANING
A Adair oak grove
  Agarach pretender
  Aidan ruler of a Scottish kingdom
  Aigeannach lively
  Alaisdair, Alastair Alexander ('to defend')
  Albannach Scottish
  Alroy red-head (variant of 'Ruadh')
  Am Fleasgach the youth
  Am Prionnsa the prince
  Am Curaidh the hero
  Am Gaidheal Biodheach the bonny gael
  An Serjen the sergeant
  An-T-Iasgair the fisherman
  An-T-Oganach the manservant
  An-T-Oighre the heir
  Annan one who lives by a river
  Aodhair shepherd
  Aonghas, Angus Outstanding, exceptional
  Ardan ('are+dawn') tall
  Ardmore great height
  Argyle place of the Scots
  Armunn warrior
  Athol placename, meaning 'juniper tree'
B Balach Cuimir neat boy
  Balaich boy, lad
  Baldie Archibald
  Banning white, fair, golden
  Bannock ('ban-nock') round, flat, unsweetened cake
  Baird poet, minstrel
  Beanntan mountain
  Bearach, Barra spear, warrior
  Beathan Benjamin
  Beinn Bhreac speckled mountain
  Beinn Dubh black mountain
  Bhalachain little boy
  Bhaltair Walter
  Blair one of the plains
  Bodach old man
  Brammer something very good
  Bran raven
  Brandubh black raven
  Bratach banner
  Brodie a rampart
  Brogach sturdy boy
  Brothaigh rampart, unite
  Bruadaran, Bruadair dream
  Buadhach ('boo+ock') victorious
  Buchanan house for the cannon
C Cabhlaiche admiral
  Caddell brave, spirited in battle
  Caelan Nicholas
  Cahal ('ka+hal') powerful in battle
  Cailean Colin (victory of the people)
  Caisean dewlap
  Callan, Callant young man, lad
  Calum, Callum Malcolm ('dove')
  Cameron  renown Highland clan ('crooked nose')
  Cambeulach Campbell - clan name ('field of battle')
  Capladh commander-in-chief
  Cararig Craig ('rock')
  Cathach fighter
  Cathan warrior
  Ceann-Tighe head of the house
  Ceannard chief
  Ceannsaich tame, quiet
  Ceard tinker
  Ceatharnach hero
  Cheannaird leader
  Chinn-suide president
  Clachan stone
  Claymore large two-edged sword
  Clunes meadow
  Clyde river in Scotland
  Companach companion
  Conlaoch noble lord
  Connach ('con-naCH') to spoil
  Coinneach ('kin+noch') Kenneth (attractive person)
  Coirneal colonel
  Craig rugged rock
  Cranachan ('cran-aCHan') traditional Scottish dessert
  Cronan dark skinned
  Cuairtear tourist
  Cubhairdh fit honour
D Daibhidh David
  Dairmad, Dairmid without envy
  Dealasach zealous ardour
  Doddy short form of George
  Domhnull Donald ('ruler of the world')
  Donough brown-haired warrior
  Dougan dark, black
  Douglas black water
  Duaisean prize
  Dubhlanaiche challenger
  Duine man
  Duncan princely battle
E Eachan Hector ('little horse')
  Eiderd rich guardian
  Eilthireach pilgrim
  Eogham ('oh+when') Owen (noble)
  Euan John
  Ewing fiery
F Fachnan ('fok+nan') challenge, hostile
  Fairin, Fairing present
  Fear-a-Ghlinne man of the glen
  Fear Baidhel kind one
  Fear Bratach bannerman
  Fearchar Farquhar (friendly man)
  Fearghas ('far+a+gas') Fergus (best warrior)
  Fear Siridh searcher
  Fheallsanaich philosopher
  Fial Bounty
  Fingal legendary Scottish warrior
  Fionn, Finn fair haired
  Fionngall, Fingal fair stranger
  Fionnladh Findlay (fair-haired hero)
  Fiuran sapling
  Flath prince
  Fleasgach youth
  Fudaidh worthless fellow
G Gabhan Gavin
  Gaidhealach Highland
  Gaisgeach hero
  Gallus ('gallous') daring, cheeky, reckless
  Galshachs ('gal-shaCHs') sweets, cakes
  Gille, Ghille ('gill-ee') lad, servant
  Gilleasbuig Archie
  Gille Nan Gleann lad of the glen
  Glinn glen
  Graidhein lover
  Grant grand, big
  Greumach Graham
  Grinneach stripling
  Guag giddy fellow
  Guaillean cinder or shoulders
  Gusgurlach keen one
  Guthrie war hero
  Gruaghach long haired one
H Hairst harvest time
  Hamish Seamus
I Iain, Ian John
  Iarmailt sky, heavens
  Iasgair fisherman
  Innes island
  Iomhar Evander
J Jock slang term or word for a Scott
K Keir dark-haired
  Keith woods
  Kester Christopher
L Lachlann ('lock+lan') Viking stranger from land of the lochs
  Lasgaire champion
  Latharn fox
  Laoch hero, warrior
  Laochan little hero
  Lochan ('loCH-an') small lake
  Luachmhor valuable
M Macaulay son of the phantom
  Misneach courage
  Morairean lord, nobleman
  Muiller miller
  Murdoch sea battle
N Nadurrach natural
  Neartmhor powerful, mighty
  Neo-Abhaisteach unusual
  Nissien peaceful
O Oganach young man
  Oighre heir
  Ossian, Oisin ('osh+een') little deer
P Peallach shaggy
  Proaig broad bay
  Prionnsa prince
  Prionnsa na Rainich prince of the ferns
Q Quillan beautiful shape
  Quean ('queen') young unmarried woman or girl
  Quine ('quine') young unmarried woman or girl
R Rab, Rabbie Robert ('bright flame)
  Ramsay, Ramsey raven's island
 

Ranald

Ronald
  Ridir knight
  Roared Rory
  Romney curving river
  Ronan ('ro+nan') little seal
  Ruadhri ('roo+ir+ee') redhead
  Rummle rumble, rough up
S Saighdear soldier
  Samhach quiet, calm
  Sandaidh Sandy
  Sassunnach ('sass-en-aCH') jovial name for an English person (Saxon)
  Scott person of Scotland
  Seasmhach lasting, durable
  Seumas, Seamas James
  Sgionaich ('skee-on-aCH') person from Skye
  Sholto one who sows
  Sinclair holy light
  Sitheil peaceful
  Smachdail bossy
  Socair gentle
  Solta docile
  Somalta placid
  Strachan ('strawn') poet
  Sunndach cheerful, lively
  Syme Simon
T Tadhg poet, philosopher
  Tam o' Shanter a man's flat, round brimless woollen cap
  Tavish Thomas
  Tearc rare
  Tearlach ('tar+loch') Charles (meaning man)
  Tiachdmore delightful, pleasing
  Tonaire wide-bottomed man
  Toorie round bobble or pompom on a hat
  Tousie ('toosy') tangled, untidy hair
  Tormad Norman
  Trossachs ('tross-acks') narrow wooded valley
U Uachdaran Laird
  Uaibhreach proud
  Uilleam William
  Uisteach Native of Uist
  Urehurdan throw a missile
W Wallace foreigner
     

 

Female
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References

1) Traditional Gaelic Boy Names - web page with an extensive list of male names, pronunciations and meanings.

2) Scottish Gaelic Pronunciation - web page with some great tips on how to say they nearly unpronounceable names.  

3) What's In a Name - derivation of every name you could imagine.