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Meaning and name origin

Jairus \ja(i)-rus\ as a boy's name is pronounced JARE-us. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jairus is "God enlightens". Biblical: Jarius was the father of a young girl resurrected by Jesus.


Jairus has 2 variant forms: Jair and Jairo.


Jairus is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jairus and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jairo (#865) and Jair (#994). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jair, Jairo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jairus and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jairus is also pronounced similarly to Jaris and Jarius. Like Jairus, these names are not commonly used.