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What does Laird mean?

Laird Pronunciation of Laird [laird] as a boys' name is pronounced layrd. It is of Scottish and Middle English origin, and the meaning of Laird is "lord". A Scottish and Irish adaptation of a Middle English term for a landlord.

Associated with: scottish, irish (gaelic).


Creative forms:
(male) Lanird, Luird, ..

(female) Laile, Laisa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Laird Billy (L.B.), ..

How popular is Laird?

Laird is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1828 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Laird reached its peak position of #1215 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Laird is alike in pronunciation to Lord. Other recommended names are Baird, Bard, Bayrd, Bird, Caerd, Caird, Card, Dard, Gard, Kaird, Lad, Ladd, Laike, Laine, Land, Lark, Larry, Lars, Lary, Laud, Lawry, Lind and Ward. These names tend to be more frequently used than Laird.

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