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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


Keir has 1 variant: Keer.


Keir is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#30182 out of 88799, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Keir for boys. Keir reached its highest position of #89 in Scotland in the year 2000, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth 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 pronounced similarly to Karr, Ker and Kerr. Other recommended similar baby names are Geir, Keary, Kefir, Kerry and Meir. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keir.