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20 Old Male Names Inspired by Pictish and Scottish Kings

Old Male Names Inspired by Scottish Kings

We have created for you a list of 20 royal, unusual, and old male names inspired by Kings of the Picts and Kings of the Scots.

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Alpin

Name meaning: fair, bright, white.

Years of activity: 8th century.

Reference: Alpin the first, King of the Picts.

Alpin name variations: Alpen, Alpinn, Alpinid, Albin, Ailpin, Allpp.

 

Amlaib

Name meaning: ancestor.

Years of activity: 10th century.

Reference: Amlaib mac Illuilb, King of the Scots.

Amlaib name variations: Aulaib, Anlaib, Alaifr, Amlaifr.

 

Aodh

Name meaning: to burn.

Years of activity: 9th century.

Reference: Aodh (or Aed) mac Cinaeda, King of the Scots.

Aodh name variations: Aed, Aedd, Aeds.

 

Bridei

Name meaning: piece of land, precipice.

Years of activity: 6th century.

Reference: Bridei the first, King of the Picts.

Bridei name variations: Brodha, Bridey, Bridd, Bruid.

 

Cailtram

Name meaning: reputation, glory.

Years of activity: 6th century.

Reference: Cailtram, legendary King of the Picts.

Cailtram name variations: Kailtram, Keiltram, Ceiltram.

 

Conall

Name meaning: glorious wolf, mighty wolf, great wolf.

Years of activity: 8th century.

Reference: Conall mac Taidg, King of the Picts.

Conall name variations: Conell, Konall, Konell, Conal, Connell, Konnell, Konal, Connall, Konnall.

 

Constantin

Name meaning: resistant, steadfast, enduring.

Years of activity: 9th century.

Reference: Constantine the first, King of the Scots.

Constantin name variations: Causantin, Kausantin, Kostin, Costin, Konstantin, Coiseam.

 

Cuilen

Name meaning: son of a saint.

Years of activity: 10th century.

Reference: Cuilen mac Illuilb, King of the Scots.

Cuilen name variations: Kuilen, Cullen, Colin, Kolin.

 

Drest

Name meaning: noise.

Years of activity: 5th century.

Reference: Drest the first, legendary King of the Picts.

Drest name variations: Drust, Dresst, Drostan, Drusst, Dresten.

 

Gartnait

Name meaning: magnanimous, generous.

Years of activity: 4th century.

Reference: Gartnait Duberr, legendary King of the Picts.

Gartnait name variations: Gartney, Gertnait, Gertnat, Gartnat, Gratney.

 

Feradach

Name meaning: dirty, filthy.

Years of activity: 4th century.

Reference: Feredach, legendary King of the Picts.

Feradach name variations: Uredach, Feredech, Uredech, Urdech.

 

Galan

Name meaning: calmness, peace.

Years of activity: 6th century.

Reference: Galan Erilich, legendary King of the Picts.

Galan name variations: Galen, Gallan, Galam, Gallen.

 

Gille

Name meaning: youngster, boy.

Years of activity: 11th century.

Reference: Gille Coemgain, King of Moray.

Gille name variations: Gill, Gillen, Gilla.

 

Indulf

Name meaning: prosperous wolf.

Years of activity: 10th century.

Reference: Indulf mac Causantín, King of the Scots.

Indulf name variations: Indulph, Iadulf, Ildulb, Indelf, Indelph, Eadwulf.

 

Kenneth

Name meaning: fiery, igneous, born in fire.

Years of activity: 9th century.

Reference: Kenneth MacAlpin, the first King of a united Scotland.

Kenneth name variations: Coinneach, Cinaed, Kinaed, Kinneth, Cinneth.

 

Lughlagh

Name meaning: lake or mouse.

Years of activity: 11th century.

Reference: Lughlagh mac Gille Chomghain, King of the Scots.

Lughlagh name variations: Lulach, Luglagh, Lulagh.

 

Macbeth

Name meaning: son of life.

Years of activity: 11th century.

Reference: Macbeth (or Mac Bethad), King of the Scots.

Macbeth name variations: Makbeth, Macbett, Macbhet, Makbhet, Makbett.

 

Malcolm

Name meaning: prince, great, or bald.

Years of activity: 10th century.

Reference: Malcolm (or Mael Coluim) the first, King of the Scots.

Malcolm name variations: Malkolm, Mael, Malkie, Malc, Malk.

 

Nechtan

Name meaning: clean, pure, or spring.

Years of activity: 5th century.

Reference: Nechtan Morbet, legendary King of the Picts.

Nechtan name variations: Nechten, Nectan, Nekten, Naechan, Naechten, Nektan, Nehtonn, Nehtenn.

 

Vipoig

Name meaning: sanctuary or son.

Years of activity: 4th century.

Reference: Vipoig, legendary King of the Picts.

Vipoig name variations: Vippeg, Vippog, Vipogh, Wipogh.

 

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Sources:

  1. Early sources of Scottish history, AD 500 to 1286, by Alan Orr Anderson.
  2. Kings and Kingship in Early Scotland, by Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson.

 

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