Popularity:1009
Origin:French
Meaning:To listen; Sent to discover
With a world of possibilities to discover and explore, Scout could be the perfect name for your new addition. Stemming from Old French origins meaning “to listen,” it wasn’t until Harper Lee credited the nickname to the spirited Jean Louise that Scout really took off. While a scout is typically a term for someone who quietly gathers information, the To Kill a Mocking Bird character wasn’t quite so subtle. This child knew how to make her voice heard, and can inspire baby Scout to do just the same. A short and sweet name with natural undertones, Scout suits any baby who will make the world their own.
Sources
  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Scout, February 2022

  • WordSense Dictionary, Scout

  • Behind the Name, Scout, April 2022

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