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Meaning and name origin

Blair \b-lair\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Blair), is pronounced blare. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Blair is "field, plain". Scottish surname now used as a given name, in origin a local name from places named with Gaelic "blÓr". Used somewhat more for girls than for boys since the early 1980s.


Blair has 3 variant forms: Blaire, Blayr and Blayre.


Blair is a somewhat popular first name for males (#748 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#369 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Blair for boys. Blair reached its highest rank of #477 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Blair name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Alair, Blain, Blais and Clair. These names tend to be less commonly used than Blair.