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Scottish Boys Names - the most
popular names given to baby boys in Scotland.
Name : William
Scottish boy's name from old Germanic meaning 'will and protection' The name is frequently shortened to Willie and mutated to Bill or Billy. In America the name remains in the Top 20 but has hit the number 2 spot on several occasions in Victorian times. Of course in Scotland part of the popularity is because of the connection to William Wallace.
Sir William Wallace (Medieval Gaelic: Uilliam Uallas; modern Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam Uallas; 1272 - 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight and landowner who is known for leading a resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence and is today remembered in Scotland as a patriot and national hero.