Category Archives: Scottish Terrier names

Scottish names for your Scottish Terrier plus non-Scottish names that are also suitable for Scotties.

Names for Scottish Terriers (and Westies too)

Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack
The lovely Angus books are all about a dog with a perennially popular Scottie name. Click the image to check it out.

Update: Since we first posted on this topic, there have been some 350  comments from readers suggesting excellent Scottie and Westie names.

The Scottie News gets a lot of hits from dog lovers looking for suitable names for Scottish Terriers. In keeping with our Rules for Dog Names, we would like to present an inspirational list of names for both girl and boy dogs. We should also add that these names would work well for West Highland Terriers or Westies.

Female Scottie and Westie Names

Abbie, Agnes, Amie, Annabelle, Bailey, Barney, Blair, Bonnie, Daisy, Fiona, Ginny, Kayleigh, Kenzie, Mackenzie, Maddie, Maggie, Maisie, May, Megan, Molly, Morag, Peyton, Skye, Taffy

Male Scottie and Westie Names

Alistair, Andrew, Angus, Archibald, Blake, Callum, Cameron, Campbell, Charlie, Clyde, Dougal, Duncan, Gordon, Graham, Jock, Lewis, Logan, Mac, Malcolm, Murdoch, Oscar, Piper, Riley, Robbie, Sandy, Seamus, Skye, Wallace

Please add any and all suggestions in the comments below.

Also, if you’re pondering names because you’re thinking of becoming the proud fur parent of a Scottish Terrier, check out Amazon’s selection of Scottie guidebooks and the Scottie News list of recommended products for a Scottish Terrier puppy.

Dog names: rules for getting it right

Update: For more on naming your Scottie dogs, please go to our male and female Scottish Terrier name lists.
My father told me that you should always give dogs human names, that it wasn’t dignified to call them Fluffy or Spot. So when people laugh at my dog’s name, Bridget, I always tell them where I got my number one rule for dog naming. Often they reply just the opposite, that they were taught never to give dogs people names.

Once when I was calling Bridget at a park here in Montreal, a French woman practically collapsed in laughter. “Hahahaha, Bridget?” she said. “That’s your dog’s name. In French, Brigitte is a very high class name.”

I gave her my father’s first rule for dog names.”And what’s your dog’s name?” I asked.

“Rocket,” she answered. “Like the lettuce.”

“Oh yeah,” I said. “Arugula.”

I guess there’s just no accounting for taste or logic when it comes to dog names.


I bring all this up now because Scottie News’ first ever count-the-puppy contest failed miserably. Only brave Blair even hazarded a guess so he wins even if he got it wrong.

The correct answer was four males and three females. So we are in need of four male dog names for Scotties and three female names. And since these dogs are French, they can have French dog names but maybe not Brigitte, even if there is a famous Brigitte known for her love of animals.

So go ahead, name those puppies with great dog names.

P.S. We’re being kind to Brigitte and opting for the glamour shot.

Scottish Terrier names

I knew Sadie was back in style as a people name, but it looks like it’s making tracks as a Scottie name as well. It’s number four on the Most Popular Girl Dog Names list after Maggie, Molly and Lady but before Lucy.

The top five male dog names are Max, Jake, Buddy, Bailey, Sam.