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What does Fairbairn mean?

Fairbairn Pronunciation of Fairbairn [fair-bairn] as a boys' name is of Scottish origin, and the meaning of Fairbairn is "fair-haired child".

Associated with: scottish, fair (white).


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Middle name pairings:
Fairbairn Desmond (F.D.), ..

How popular is Fairbairn?

Fairbairn is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#19775 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Fairbairn has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Fabian, Fabien, Fabion, Faebian, Faebien, Fairbanks, Fairchild, Fairfax, Fairlay, Fairleigh, Fairlie, Farin, Farran, Farrar, Farrin, Faybian, Faybien, Faybion, Finbar, Finbarr and Firmin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fairbairn.

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