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What does Squire mean?

Squire Pronunciation of Squire [squire] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Squire is "knight's companion". Occupational name. Mostly 19th-century first name use.

Associated with: knight (warrior), occupational, 19th century.


Squire has 5 variants: Squier, Squiers, Squires, Squyre and Squyres.

Creative forms:
(male) Squiro, Squise, ..

(female) Squira, Squise, ..

Middle name pairings:
Squire Raphael (S.R.), ..

How popular is Squire?

Squire is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6198 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Squire entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #664 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adaire, Alaire, Blaire, Claire, Dwire, Guaire, Maguire, Mcguire, Sabre, Safir, Saige, Sapir, Savile, Sayre, Seoirse, Shaine, Shaquile (see Shaquille), Shura, Skie, Slaide, Speare, Spike, Spiro, Stuart, Sturm and Swaine. These names tend to be more commonly used than Squire.

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