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Meaning and Name Origin

Jairus \ja(i)-rus\ as a boys' 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 variants: Jair and Jairo.


Jairus is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Jairus is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jairus and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Jairus (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Jair (#994 the previous year) and Jairo (#865). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in 2003 and are now much less popular, with the versions Jair and Jairo becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth 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 alike in pronunciation to Jaris and Jarius. Like Jairus, these names are not commonly used.