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What does Altair mean?

Altair Pronunciation of Altair [al-tair] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Altair) is pronounced al-TARE. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Altair is "bird". Also possibly of Latin origin. The name of the brightest star in the constellation Aquila.

Associated with: arabic, bird.


Altair has 3 variants: Alltair, Altaer and Altayr.

1 feminine form: Altaira.

Creative forms:
(male) Aldre, Antair, ..

(female) Aldri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Altair Jencarlos (A.J.), ..

How popular is Altair?

Altair is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Altair is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Altair has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Altair name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Altair is alike in pronunciation to Alter. Other suggested similar names are Abir, Abnar, Adair, Adar, Adlai, Adlar, Akbar, Aktaion, Alain, Alair, Alaire, Alard, Alasdair, Alastair, Alasteir, Albain, Albaro, Aldric, Aldrin, Aldwin, Aleric, Alerio, Alexi, Alexio, Alfie, Alfio, Algar, Alhard (see Allard), Alhart, Aliard, Alic, Alicio, Alik, Alin, Alisdair, Alistair, Alix, Allain, Allard, Allastir, Allgar (see Alger), Allger, Allie, Allin, Aloin, Alric, Alta, Alten, Altmann, Alto, Alucio, Aluxio, Alva, Alvah, Alvan, Alvar, Alwin, Alystair, Ammar, Antwain, Artair, Arthor, Arthur, Atim, Atli, Aylmar, Blair, Clair, Ellair, Gair, Ivair, Jair, Katzir and Lothair. These names tend to be more frequently used than Altair.

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