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Boy Names Ending with -air

Air ending baby names and what they mean, with 25 results. -air names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak 108 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.04%) and is somewhat lower today (ADOPTION 0.02%, 47%), with names such as Clair becoming less in vogue. Alistair (#1004) is the most chic birth name among these, while Abair (TOP 23%) and Stair (8%) are familiar -air last names.

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Adair - Jair | Jair - Zuhair

Adair - Jair


Based on Old German element. "Wealthy spear." Aldair is also a slightly favored boys' name.

Var. of Alaire. Root fr. Latin element. "Cheerful." Cross-gender use. Unusual. Compare Alair with common last names Anair (TOP 80%), Abair (23%), which also end with -air.

Form of Alan. Derived fr. Old German. "Precious." Compare last names Alar (TOP 96%), Alai (56%). Cross-gender use.

Stems fr. Greek language. "Man's defender." Gender-neutral name. Unique. Alasdair (cf. Allystair) uses the androgynous-sounding -ir suffix.

Alexander and variants

Allistair1, Alistair1, Alastair1, Alasdair2
Forms of Alexander. Root fr. Greek language. "Man's defender, warrior." Alastair and forms peaked in popularity less than a decade ago and are almost as popular now.

Alastair2, var. Alystair, Alysdair, Allystair, Allysdair, Allistair2, Alistair2, Alaisdair, Alaistair, Alasdair3
Source fr. Scottish, Greek words. "Man's defender." Alistair was among 2018's Top names.

Alistair3, var. Alisdair, Alastair3
Derivative of Greek language. "Man's defender." Widely used, with usage of 0.011% for Alistair and variants as baby names in 2018, though lower than 0.012% in 2017.

Altair, var. Alltair
Source fr. Arabic word. "Bird." Not widespread. Altair and Alltair are not listed in the US Demographics.

Based on Scottish, Gaelic elements. Variant of Arthur. Rather unusual as a birth name. See also Altair.

Form of Arthur. From Celtic language. .. His name was first found in .. A peculiar boys' name. See also Altair.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -air names: Adair, Alistair, Blair, Clair, Jair


Stems fr. Scottish, Gaelic. "Field, plain." Adoption of Blair was expansive 28 years ago, but now, Blair has become less in vogue. Gender-neutral name.


Var. of Clare. Sometimes used as a diminutive of .. Also used for girls. Clair is widely used as a children's name compared to other variations.

Masculine form of Claire (Latin) "bright". Cross-gender use. Usage of Clair as a boys' name has decreased since the 1910s.

Debonair, var. Debonnair
Derivative of French language. "Urbane, nonchalant." Debonair and Debonnair are uncommon as children's names.

Derivative of Scottish word. "Cellarer." Eilair and Emlair are creative forms. See also Ellary.

Root fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Small one." Uncommon as a birth name, but Gair is comparable to the more conventional Garry. See also Jair.

Form of Gregory. From Latin, Greek words. "Watchful, vigilant." Outside Top 2000.

Var. of Ivor. Stems fr. Scandinavian, Old Norse elements. "Yew, bow army." Outside Top 2000.

Form of Ivo. Source fr. French word. "Yew." Ivair is not a Top 2000 name.


Var. of Jairo. From Spanish language. Variant of Jairus. Usage of Jair as a birth name in 2018 was 9.8% less than 10 years ago. See also Jayar.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -air names for boys.

1. Adair - Jair
Adair, Alaire [Alair], Alan [Alair], Alasdair, Alexander [Alastair, Alistair, Alasdair, Allistair], Alastair [Alystair, Alysdair, Alistair, Allystair, Allysdair, Allistair, Alaistair, Alaisdair, ..], Alistair [Alisdair, Alastair], Altair [Alltair], Artair, Arthur [Artair], Blair, Clare [Clair], Clair, Debonair [Debonnair], Ellair, Gair, Gregory [Griogair], Ivor [Iomhair], Ivo [Ivair], Jairo [Jair]

Jairus [Jair], Lothar [Lothair], Luther [Lothair], Sinclair [Synclair], Zuhayr [Zuhair]

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