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What does Jairus mean?

Jairus /jai-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.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jarus, Jurus, ..

(female) Jaijas, Jairusie, ..

How popular is Jairus?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jairus for boys. Jairus was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #1356 in the U.S. in the year 1994, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Jairus and affiliated names. Jair (#994 from current records) and Jairo (#865) are the popular related forms of Jairus listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Jairus were favored by parents 11 years ago (median #968) and are somewhat less popular today (#1286, 47.4%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jairus, 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, Jarius and Joris. Other recommended names are Ambrus, Arius, Cairns, Caius, Clitus, Cyrus, Dacius, Darious, Darrius, Emerus, Faunus, Fawnus, Firus, Florus, Gaius, Hampus, Icarus, Jabes, Jabir, Jacques, Jagu, Jagur, Jaide, Jaiden, Jaidin, Jailon, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jairome, Jaisen, Jakub, Janiusz (see Janus), Janos, Janus, Janusz, Jarah, Jaray, Jared, Jarek, Jaren, Jarid, Jarl, Jarod, Jaron, Jarran, Jarrel, Jarret, Jarrid, Jarron, Jarrot, Jary, Jaryd, Jayron, Jesous, Jiles, Jiro, Kadmus, Kairns, Magus, Manus, Marinus, Marius, Markus, Mateus, Maurus, Paulus, Siorus, Tacitus, Taurus, Tyrus and Vasilus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jairus.