There are three primary Scottish languages spoken throughout Scotland including Scots Leid, a West Germanic language, Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language, and Scottish English, the dialect of the English language spoken in Scotland. All three are distinct from each other and spoken in different regions of the country. Scots Leid, also known as Scots language, takes its origins from early Middle English, Dutch and Middle Low German. Scottish Gaelic arrived via Ireland and Irish invaders circa 6th century and is still spoken in the Scottish Highlands. Scottish English is the result of language contact between the Scots and Standard English. With three different diverse languages to choose from, careful research of baby names and name meanings will be important if you are interested in a Scottish name for your child, and Baby Name Network is an ideal place to start.