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What does Alair mean?

Alair Pronunciation of Alair [alair] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Alair) is pronounced al-LEYR. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Alair is "cheerful". French variant of Hilary.

Associated with: cheerful (joy).


Alair has 1 variant: Allaire.

4 more alternative forms via Hilary: Hilaire, Ilari, Ilaria and Ilario.

Creative forms:
(female) Ailair, Alail, ..

(male) Alareo, Alary, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alair Lilah (A.L.), ..

How popular is Alair?

Alair is a rare first name for females. Alair is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Hilary is the only prominent alternative form of Alair (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Ilario, are seldom used. This form of Alair reached the top of its popularity in the year 1992 (adoption of 0.06%), but now, Hilary has become less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hilary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alair and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alair is alike in pronunciation to Allure. Other recommended names are Abir, Adair, Adaire, Adlai, Aglaia, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alaida, Alaina, Alaine, Alais, Alaisa, Alala, Alana, Alane, Alani, Alanis, Alaya, Albia, Aldis, Alfi, Alfie, Ali, Alia, Alie, Alis, Alix, Aliz, Alli, Allia, Allie, Allis, Allix, Almira, Almire (see Almera), Altair, Altaira, Alvar, Alvie, Alvira, Alvit, Amaia, Anais, Blair, Clair and Mair. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alair.

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