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)