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What does Blair mean?

Blair Pronunciation of Blair as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Blair) is pronounced blare. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Blair is "field, plain". Scottish surname now used as a given name, in origin a local name from places named with Gaelic "blÓr". Used somewhat more for girls than for boys since the early 1980s.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, gaelic, surname


VARIANTS Blaire, Blayr, Blayre

(male) Biair, ..

(female) Blabe, ..

Blair Niam (B.N.), ..

How popular is Blair?

Blair is a somewhat popular first name for men (#748 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#380 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Blair reached its top position of #494 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Adair, Alair, Altair, Bail, Bain, Baird, Bar, Barr, Bear, Black, Blade, Blain, Blaine, Blais, Blaise, Blaize, Blake, Blane, Blase, Blaze, Brain, Clair, Ellair, Elmir, Gair, Ivair and Jair. These names tend to be less commonly used than Blair.

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