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).