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Scott

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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

Fun Facts about the name Scott

  • How many people with the first name Scott have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 772,496 babies born with the first name Scott in the United States. That's more than enough people named Scott to occupy the country of Equatorial Guinea with an estimated population of 740,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Scott? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 60 new born babies.
  • When was Scott first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Scott is Wednesday, February 26th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Scott born? The highest recorded use of the first name Scott was in 1971 with a total of 30,923 babies. That's a lot of babies named Scott!
  • Random Scott Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Scott ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 44 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Scott: Your name in reverse order is Ttocs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Otstc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Scott? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 439,530 people with the last name Scott.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Scott? Scott was ranked as the 36th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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Popularity of Scott as a first name

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Popularity of Scott as a last name

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Common last names for Scott

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Campbell
  • Martin
  • Roberts
  • Nelson
  • Robinson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Scott U.S.
  White 60.21% 64.26%
  African American 32.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Scott

People with the last name Scott are most frequently White or African American

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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.

English

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)
  1. An English ethnic surname​ for someone with Scottish ancestry.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A census-designated place in Arkansas
  4. An unincorporated town in Indiana
  5. A city in Louisiana
  6. A town in New York
  7. A village in Ohio
  8. A municipality in Quebec
  9. A town in Saskatchewan
  10. One of seven towns in Wisconsin
  11. (philately, US, Canada) The Scott catalogue of postage stamps.

Notable Persons With the Name Scott

Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood is an actor, model, and producer. He has been prominent since 2006. Scott was given the name Scott Clinton Reeves by his parent Clint Eastwood on March 21st, 1986 in Monterey, California, U.S. Scott is also known as Reeves and Scott Clinton.

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Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, actor, film composer, music video director, rapping, singing, and film score. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Kid was given the name Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi on January 30th, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Kid is also known as Mescudi and Scott Ramon Seguro.

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Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson is a criminal.

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Scott Adkins

Scott Adkins is an actor, martial artist, and gymnast. His ongoing career started in 1998. Scott was given the name Scott Edward Adkins on June 17th, 1976. Scott is also known as Adkins and Edward Scott (birth name).

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Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland was an alternative metal, alternative rock, hard rock, grunge, and neo-psychedelia musician. He was most prominent from 1985 to 2015. Scott was given the name Scott Richard Kline on October 27th, 1967 in San Jose, California, U.S. Scott is also known as Scott Richard Weiland. He breathed his last breath on December 3rd, 2015.

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Scott Foley

Scott Foley is an actor. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Scott was given the name Scott Kellerman Foley on July 15th, 1972 in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Scott

Sir Ridley Scott

Sir Ridley Scott is a film director, producer, film producer, and film directorandproducer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to present. Ridley was born on November 30th, 1937 in South Shields, County Durham, England.

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Calum Scott

Calum Scott is a pop music singing. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Calum was born on October 12th, 1988.

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Adam Scott

Adam Scott is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and comedian. His ongoing career started in 1994. Adam was given the name Adam Paul Scott on April 3rd, 1973 in Santa Cruz, California.

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Joey Badass

Joey Badass is a hip hop music musician. His career lasted from 2010 to 2010. Joey was given the name Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott on January 20th, 1995 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Joey is also known as Joey Badass, Joey Bada$$, and JayOhVee.

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Naomi Scott

Naomi Scott is an actress and singer. She was most active from 2008 to present. Naomi was born on May 6th, 1993 in London.

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Bon Scott

Bon Scott was a rock, roll, blues rock, and hard rock musician. He plays Bagpipes and Vocals. His career lasted from 1964 to 1980. Bon was given the name Ronald Belford Scott on July 9th, 1946 in Scotland, UK. Bon is also known as Bon Scott. He died on February 19th, 1980.

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  • Seann William Scott
    (actor)
  • George C. Scott
    (actor)
  • Andrew Scott
    (actor)
  • Dougray Scott
    (actor)
  • Tom Everett Scott
    (actor)
  • Coretta Scott King
    (civil rights)
  • Dred Scott
    (noteworthy person)
  • Bt Sir Walter Scott
    (ist)
  • Michael Gary Scott
    (fictional character)
  • Robert Falcon Scott
    (royal navy officer)
  • Hillary Scott
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Randolph Scott
    (actor)
  • Campbell Scott
    (actor)
  • Winfield Scott
    (military occupation)

What does the name Scott mean?

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Cis for compassion, your finest side.

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

Tis for talent, hidden or not.

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