What does Jairus mean?
Jairus /jai-rus/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Jairus and affiliated names. Jair (#994 the previous year) and Jairo (#865) are the popular related forms of Jairus (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in 2003 (usage of 0.4505%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.0705%, down 84.4%), with the versions Jair and Jairo becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)