[ 2 syll. a-dai(r), ad-a-ir ] The baby boy name Adair is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is aa-DEHR- †.
1: Adair is largely used in the English, Gaelic, and Scottish languages, and its origin is Scottish. The name is of the meaning wealthy spear, owner of many spears. The first name is derived from the Scottish surname, which is itself from the first name Edgar.
Adaer, Adaere, Adaire (English and Scottish), Adare (English), Adayr, Adayre, Addair, and Addar are variants of Adair.
2: Adair is largely used in the English and Irish languages, and it is derived from Celtic origins. Here, the meaning is oak tree, from the oak tree settlement. In Celtic mythology, oak trees were believed to be portals between worlds; thus the name has traditionally been associated with the druids who guard these trees.
See also the related categories, spear (warrior), tree (wood), wealthy (gold), guard (protector), settlement (village), celtic, and irish.
Adair is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Adair, Edgar was the most commonly used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Adair include Adaire, Adar, Adare, Addar, Adder, Adear, Adeir, Adhir, Adir, Adra, Adri, Adrie, Aitor, Atheer, Athir, Atri, Audr, Audra, Audree, and Audrew.
† Pronunciation for Adair: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"