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Meaning of the name BlairBlaereBlaireBlareBlaerBlayreBlayr

[ 1 syll. blai(r), bl-a-ir ] The baby boy name Blair is also used as a girl name, and more often so. Its pronunciation is BLehR- †. Blair is an English and Scottish name of Scottish origin. The first name is derived from the Scottish surname, itself from a place name with the Gaelic element 'blàr' (meaning plain, field, battlefield). It has in recent times been popular with Scottish parents conscious of their ancestry.

Blaer, Blaere, Blare, Blayr, and Blayre are variants of Blair.

Blaire (English variant spelling) is another form of Blair.

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Blair is rare as a baby name for boys. At the peak of its usage in 1963, 0.016% of baby boys were given the name Blair. It ranked at #439 then. The baby name has since suffered a marked fall in popularity, and is now of very modest use. Out of all boy names in its group, Blair was nonetheless the most popular in 2016. Though Blair is currently more often than not a girl name, there was a period before 1980 when more boys were given the name. From 1981 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Blair. In 1995, the name Blair was given to 3 times as many girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Blair include Blaire, Blare, Blayr, Blayre, Bueller, Bailer, Bailor, Bayler, Baylor, Buehler, Buhler, Balaraj, Valerio, Blaer, and Blaere.

† Pronunciation for Blair: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"


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