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Altair meaning and name origin
Altair \a-ltair, al-tair\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Altair has 3 variant forms: Alltair, Altaer and Altayr.
Baby names that sound like Altair are Alter, Aldrin and Aldric.
Popularity of Altair
Altair is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Altair for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Altair with its variant forms and related boy baby names.