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Scott

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 60 0 60
1881 51 0 51
1882 48 0 48
1883 47 0 47
1884 56 0 56
1885 52 0 52
1886 42 0 42
1887 38 0 38
1888 44 0 44
1889 46 0 46
1890 40 0 40
1891 35 0 35
1892 49 0 49
1893 36 0 36
1894 47 0 47
1895 43 0 43
1896 31 0 31
1897 44 0 44
1898 30 0 30
1899 25 0 25
1900 39 0 39
1901 28 0 28
1902 36 0 36
1903 24 0 24
1904 35 0 35
1905 28 0 28
1906 38 0 38
1907 40 0 40
1908 41 0 41
1909 39 0 39
1910 49 0 49
1911 61 0 61
1912 96 0 96
1913 121 5 116
1914 143 5 138
1915 157 0 157
1916 147 0 147
1917 170 0 170
1918 161 0 161
1919 189 0 189
1920 192 0 192
1921 204 0 204
1922 199 0 199
1923 211 0 211
1924 207 0 207
1925 184 0 184
1926 186 0 186
1927 176 0 176
1928 188 0 188
1929 169 5 164
1930 146 0 146
1931 139 0 139
1932 173 0 173
1933 168 0 168
1934 171 0 171
1935 211 0 211
1936 218 0 218
1937 218 0 218
1938 260 0 260
1939 276 0 276
1940 340 0 340
1941 402 0 402
1942 520 0 520
1943 545 5 540
1944 611 0 611
1945 848 0 848
1946 1,529 5 1,524
1947 2,033 5 2,028
1948 2,308 7 2,301
1949 3,061 9 3,052 #99 boy name
1950 4,281 8 4,273 #82 boy name
1951 5,399 15 5,384 #68 boy name
1952 6,553 18 6,535 #54 boy name
1953 7,508 19 7,489 #46 boy name
1954 9,477 21 9,456 #40 boy name
1955 10,782 12 10,770 #38 boy name
1956 13,240 21 13,219 #34 boy name
1957 15,775 32 15,743 #32 boy name
1958 19,198 32 19,166 #25 boy name
1959 19,796 39 19,757 #24 boy name
1960 21,641 33 21,608 #23 boy name
1961 23,964 44 23,920 #19 boy name
1962 30,780 72 30,708 #11 boy name
1963 30,500 80 30,420 #12 boy name
1964 28,584 67 28,517 #14 boy name
1965 25,534 81 25,453 #15 boy name
1966 26,113 73 26,040 #16 boy name
1967 25,626 73 25,553 #16 boy name
1968 26,131 98 26,033 #14 boy name
1969 28,805 121 28,684 #12 boy name
1970 28,725 124 28,601 #12 boy name
1971 31,055 132 30,923 #10 boy name
1972 22,961 96 22,865 #11 boy name
1973 19,061 79 18,982 #18 boy name
1974 18,129 83 18,046 #18 boy name
1975 17,414 91 17,323 #17 boy name
1976 15,811 64 15,747 #24 boy name
1977 14,270 59 14,211 #27 boy name
1978 13,609 66 13,543 #30 boy name
1979 14,558 92 14,466 #29 boy name
1980 13,377 65 13,312 #33 boy name
1981 12,785 61 12,724 #34 boy name
1982 12,277 64 12,213 #34 boy name
1983 10,908 58 10,850 #38 boy name
1984 10,650 70 10,580 #39 boy name
1985 10,203 63 10,140 #44 boy name
1986 10,017 56 9,961 #44 boy name
1987 10,264 72 10,192 #43 boy name
1988 9,403 59 9,344 #47 boy name
1989 8,882 33 8,849 #51 boy name
1990 8,107 24 8,083 #53 boy name
1991 7,128 19 7,109 #57 boy name
1992 6,458 11 6,447 #61 boy name
1993 5,596 24 5,572 #69 boy name
1994 4,921 5 4,916 #79 boy name
1995 4,088 5 4,083 #91 boy name
1996 3,679 8 3,671
1997 3,351 8 3,343
1998 3,062 0 3,062
1999 2,729 10 2,719
2000 2,457 0 2,457
2001 2,300 6 2,294
2002 2,026 0 2,026
2003 1,770 0 1,770
2004 1,640 0 1,640
2005 1,474 0 1,474
2006 1,362 0 1,362
2007 1,247 0 1,247
2008 1,033 0 1,033
2009 915 0 915
2010 871 0 871
2011 801 0 801
2012 775 0 775
2013 680 0 680
2014 720 0 720
2015 661 0 661

Want to know about the popularity of the Scott baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 772,496 babies born with the name Scott in the United States. That's more than enough Scotts to occupy the country of Equatorial Guinea with an estimated population of 740,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 60 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Scott" was in 1971 with a total of 30,923 babies. (That's a lot of baby Scotts)

According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Scott" ranks #47 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 37 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 8,882 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Scott" mean? The list below shows the origins of Scott as well as things modernly associated with the name Scott such as celebrities named Scott.

Origin and Meaning of Scott

The name "Scott" is of English origin, and it means "Person from Scotland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
  2. British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)
  3. United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
  4. English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
  5. Award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)

Scott Foley

Scott Foley is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Scott was born in 1972 as Scott Kellerman Foley in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.

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Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland is a musician and singer-songwriter specializing in alternative rock, hard rock, grunge, and neo-psychedelia music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Scott was born in 1967 as Scott Richard Kline.

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Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs is an actor and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Taye was born in 1972 as Scott Leo Diggs in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

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Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Scott was born in 1954 as Scott Stewart Bakula in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Scott Caan

Scott Caan is an actor, writer, director, and photographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Scott was born in 1976 as Scott Andrew Caan in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Scott Baio

Scott Baio is an actor and television director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1971 to present. Scott was born in 1961 as Scott Vincent James Baio in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Scott

Scott Disick
Scott Eastwood
Scott Games
Scott Van Pelt
Scott Jurek
Scott Walker
Scott Peterson
Scott Sterling

Alternative Meanings

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

Your name in reverse order is "Ttocs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Cstto". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Scott born Feb 20, 1934

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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