What does Blair mean?
Blair /blair/ as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' 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.
(male) Bair, Belair, ..
(female) Blairra, Blara, ..
How popular is Blair?
Blair is a somewhat popular first name for men (#748 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#380 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Blair for boys. Blair reached its top position of #494 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1949. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Recommended names are Adair, Alair, Altair, Bail, Bain, Baird, Bar, Barr, Bear, Black, Blade, Blain, Blaine, Blais, Blaise▲, Blaize, Blake▲, Blane, Blase, Blaze▲, Brain, Clair▼, Ellair, Elmir, Gair, Ivair and Jair. These names tend to be less commonly used than Blair.