Scout, meaning “observer,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are shy or independent. Find out more about dogs named Scout.


Name: Scout

Meaning: Observer”

Personality: Independent, Outgoing

About This Name: In the hotly debated novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout is the narrator and protagonist. Other notable Scouts include Scout Willis, actress and daughter of megastars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, and actress Scout Taylor-Compton. In the old western The Lone Ranger, the name of the ranger’s horse was Scout. A pit bull named Scout who was rescued from abuse took to the internet (with the help of his human friends) to help rebrand pit bulls, and even wrote a book. In the 2001 children’s cartoon series Finley the Fire Engine, a detective proudly bore the name Scout.

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