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What does Keir mean?

Keir /keir/ as a boys' 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.

Associated with: gaelic


Keir has 1 variant: Keer.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kenir, Kery, ..

(female) Keirri, Keis, ..

How popular is Keir?

Keir is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#28166 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Keir for boys. Keir was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #1778 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Keir is pronounced similarly to Carr, Cor, Karr, Ker and Kerr. Other recommended names are Abir, Ameir, Amir, Emir, Gair, Geir, Jair, Kadir, Kai, Kail, Kain, Kaird, Kairn, Kean, Kearn, Keary, Kedar, Keder, Keen, Kees, Kefir, Keh, Keifer, Keiji, Keiran, Keiron, Keith, Keld, Kell, Kemp, Ken, Kenn, Kent, Keon, Kerk, Kern, Kerry, Ketil, Kevin, Kevis, Key, Keye, Keys, Kim, Kip, Kirk, Kit, Klein, Kris, Meir, Muir, Ofir, Ymir and Zefir. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keir.