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What does Alair mean?

Alair \a-lair\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Alair). Alair's name origins are Latin and Old German, and the meaning of Alair is "cheerful; precious". Alair is a form of Alaire (Latin): French variant of Hilary. Alair is also a variant of Alan (Old German): from Adal.


Alair has 29 related variations via Alaire, Alan: Ailean, Ailin, Al, Alain, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alanson, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allayne, Allen, Alley, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allie, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun, Alyn, Helier, Hilarie, Hilary, Larie and Lary.


Alair is an unusual given name for men. Alair is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Alair and affiliated names. Alan (#170 a year ago), Allen (#367), Allan (#720), Allyn, Allie and Al are the prominent varying forms of Alair (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.568%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2905%, down 48.9%), with the forms Allan, Allen, Al and Allie becoming less fashionable. Alan (#170) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Alan, Allan, Allen, Allie, Allyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alair is pronounced similarly to Ellair. Other recommended similar baby names are Adair, Altair, Blair and Clair. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alair.