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Boy Names Ending with -air

Air ending baby names and what they mean, with 25 results. -air names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak 105 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.04%) and has become significantly less since (ADOPTION 0.02%, 51%), with names such as Clair becoming less in vogue. Alistair (#1031) is the most chic birth name among these, while Abair (TOP 23%) and Stair (8%) are familiar -air last names.

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Adair - Jair | Jair - Zuhair

Adair - Jair


Based on Old German element. "Wealthy spear." Aldair is also a slightly favored boys' name.

Form of Alan. Derived fr. Old German. "Precious." Unusual. Compare Alair with common -air last names Addair (TOP 21%), Anair (80%). Cross-gender use.

Var. of Alaire. Root fr. Latin element. "Cheerful." Cross-gender use. Alair was not a Top birth name in 2015.

Alexander and variants

Allistair1, Alistair1, Alastair1, Alasdair1
Forms of Alexander. Root fr. Greek language. "Man's defender, warrior." Alastair and forms are at the height of their popularity today.

Stems fr. Greek language. "Man's defender." Gender-neutral name. Unique. Alasdair (cf. Allystair) uses the androgynous-sounding -ir suffix.

Alastair2, var. Alystair, Alysdair, Allystair, Allysdair, Allistair2, Alistair2, Alaisdair, Alaistair, Alasdair3
Source fr. Scottish, Greek words. "Man's defender." Alistair was among 2015's Top names.

Alistair3, var. Alisdair, Alastair3
Derivative of Greek language. "Man's defender." Widely used, with usage of 0.01% for Alistair and variants as baby names in 2015, higher than 0.009% in 2014.

Altair, var. Alltair
Source fr. Arabic word. "Bird." Not widespread. Altair and Alltair are not listed in the US Demographics.

Based on Scottish, Gaelic elements. Variant of Arthur. Rather unusual as a birth name. See also Altair.

Form of Arthur. From Celtic language. .. His name was first found in .. A peculiar boys' name. See also Altair.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -air names: Adair, Alistair, Blair, Clair, Jair


Stems fr. Scottish, Gaelic. "Field, plain." Adoption of Blair was expansive 25 years ago, but now, Blair has become less in vogue. Gender-neutral name.


Var. of Clare. Sometimes used as a diminutive of .. Also used for girls. Clair is widely used as a children's name compared to other variations.

Masculine form of Claire (Latin) "bright". Cross-gender use. Usage of Clair as a boys' name has decreased since the 1910s.

Debonair, var. Debonnair
Derivative of French language. "Urbane, nonchalant." Debonair and Debonnair are uncommon as children's names.

Derivative of Scottish word. "Cellarer." Eilair and Emlair are creative forms. See also Ellary.

Root fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Small one." Uncommon as a birth name, but Gair is comparable to the more conventional Garry. See also Jair.

Form of Gregory. From Latin, Greek words. "Watchful, vigilant." Outside Top 2000.

Var. of Ivor. Stems fr. Scandinavian, Old Norse elements. "Yew, bow army." Outside Top 2000.

Form of Ivo. Source fr. French word. "Yew." Ivair is not a Top 2000 name.


Form of Jairus. Based on Hebrew element. "God enlightens." Jair is an uncommonly used first name. See also Jai.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -air names for boys.

1. Adair - Jair
Adair, Alan [Alair], Alaire [Alair], Alexander [Alasdair, Alastair, Alistair, Allistair], Alasdair, Alastair [Alystair, Alistair, Alysdair, Alaistair, Alaisdair, Allysdair, Allystair, Allistair, ..], Alistair [Alastair, Alisdair], Altair [Alltair], Artair, Arthur [Artair], Blair, Clare [Clair], Clair, Debonair [Debonnair], Ellair, Gair, Gregory [Griogair], Ivor [Iomhair], Ivo [Ivair], Jairus [Jair]

Jairo [Jair], Luther [Lothair], Lothar [Lothair], Sinclair [Synclair], Zuhayr [Zuhair]

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