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Scot

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14k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Scot

"Scot" is a name of English origin, and it means "Of Scottish Origin". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Scot
A name for a horse.
noun Scot
A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scotsman, or Scotchman.

Etymology: Cf. L. Skoti, pl., AS. Scotta, pl. Skottas Sceottas

noun Scot
A portion of money assessed or paid; a tax or contribution; a mulct; a fine; a shot.

Etymology: Icel. skot; or OF. escot, F. écot, LL. scottum scotum, from a kindred German word; akin to AS. scot, and E. shot shoot; cf. AS. sceótan to shoot, to contribute. See Shoot, and cf. Shot

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  1. A native or inhabitant of Scotland
Wiktionary

Old English Scottas (“people from Ireland, Irishmen”), from Late Latin Scotti.

  1. A male given name, a rare spelling variant of Scott.
  2. A person born in or native to Scotland.

Scot was also found in the following language(s): Irish

Notable Persons Named Scot

Scot Pollard is a basketball player for the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. His career lasted from 1997 to 2008. Scot was born on February 12th, 1975 in Murray, Utah.

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Scot Halpin was a rock music musician. He plays Drum kit. He was most prominent from 1973 to 1973. Scot was born on February 3rd, 1954. He passed away on February 9th, 2008.

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Scot McCloughan is an athlete for the Washington Redskins. Scot was born on March 1st, 1971 in Loveland, Colorado.

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Scot Mendelson is a powerlifting and personal trainer. Scot was born Scot Mendelson on February 21st, 1969. Scot is also known as Mendy".

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Scot Gemmill is a soccer player for the Nottingham Forest F.C., Everton F.C., Preston North End F.C., Leicester City F.C., Oxford United F.C., New Zealand Knights FC, and Scotland national football team. Scot was born on January 2nd, 1971 in Paisley, Scotland.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Scot

Robert Scot was an engraving. Robert was born in Kingdom of Great Britain. He breathed his last breath on November 1st, 1823.

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Saint Andrew the Scot was a saint. Saint was born on November 30th, 1979. He left this life in 877.

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Samuel was born on October 25th, 1873. He passed away on February 21st, 1943.

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How popular is the baby name Scot in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1940 7 0 7
1941 5 0 5
1943 9 0 9
1944 10 0 10
1945 10 0 10
1946 13 0 13
1947 24 0 24
1948 32 0 32
1949 41 0 41
1950 58 0 58
1951 73 0 73
1952 98 0 98
1953 121 0 121
1954 214 0 214
1955 271 0 271
1956 389 0 389
1957 458 0 458
1958 563 0 563
1959 529 5 524
1960 501 0 501
1961 463 0 463
1962 537 0 537
1963 506 0 506
1964 569 0 569
1965 516 0 516
1966 500 0 500
1967 511 0 511
1968 555 0 555
1969 594 6 588
1970 633 0 633
1971 575 0 575
1972 438 0 438
1973 344 0 344
1974 324 0 324
1975 331 0 331
1976 236 0 236
1977 201 0 201
1978 183 0 183
1979 185 0 185
1980 138 0 138
1981 163 0 163
1982 143 0 143
1983 108 0 108
1984 123 0 123
1985 102 0 102
1986 118 0 118
1987 113 0 113
1988 91 0 91
1989 94 0 94
1990 84 0 84
1991 76 0 76
1992 83 0 83
1993 65 0 65
1994 55 0 55
1995 47 0 47
1996 42 0 42
1997 47 0 47
1998 42 0 42
1999 46 0 46
2000 28 0 28
2001 24 0 24
2002 23 0 23
2003 22 0 22
2004 21 0 21
2005 16 0 16
2006 18 0 18
2007 23 0 23
2008 15 0 15
2009 17 0 17
2010 18 0 18
2011 8 0 8
2012 10 0 10
2013 11 0 11
2014 13 0 13
2015 10 0 10
2016 8 0 8

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Fun Facts about the name Scot

  • How Popular is the name Scot? Scot is the 2,075th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Scot have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,692 babies born with the first name Scot in the United States. That's more than enough people named Scot to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Scot? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1940 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Scot first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Scot is Friday, August 2nd, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Scot born? The highest recorded use of the first name Scot was in 1970 with a total of 633 babies.
  • Random Scot Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Scot is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 17 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Scot: Your name in reverse order is Tocs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ocst. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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