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Meaning and name origin

Keir \keir\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEE-er. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keir is "dusky; dark-haired; dark-skinned, swarthy". A name initially made familiar in the 1970s by the actor Keir Dullea.


Keir has 1 variant form: Keer.


Keir is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30182 out of 88799, Top 34%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Keir for boys. Keir reached its highest rank of #89 in Scotland in 2000. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keir name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Keir is also pronounced similarly to Karr, Ker and Kerr. Other suggested similar baby names are Geir, Keary, Kefir, Kerry and Meir. These names tend to be more commonly used than Keir.