US Popularity:1214
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.

Scout Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Scout is currently #1556 on The Bump
Boy:Scout is currently #854 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Scout is currently #1121 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Scout is currently #1214 in U.S. births
Boy:Scout is currently #1347 in U.S. births
Girl:Scout is currently #821 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 126
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Scout, February 2022

  • WordSense Dictionary, Scout

  • Behind the Name, Scout, April 2022

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