Jair - Meaning of Jair

What does Jair mean?

[ 2 syll. jai(r), ja-ir ] The baby boy name Jair is pronounced in English as JHEY-ahR †. Jair is an English name of Hebrew origin. The name is of the meaning he enlightens, he shines. A biblical name, it is derived from the element 'owr' meaning to enlighten, to shine. The name was borne in the Bible by four characters, including a descendant of Judah and Manasseh who captured villages in Gilead which he renamed Havoth-Jair meaning 'Jair's villages', as well as a judge of Israel who ruled for twenty-two years after the death of Tola. The name Yahaira (Spanish and English) and the name Yaira (Hebrew) are the female forms of Jair.

Jairo (English and Spanish), Jairus (English), Jaír, Yahir (English and Spanish), and Yair (Hebrew and Spanish) are variants of Jair.

See also the related categories, judge (king), death, english, descendant (heir), villages, biblical, and hebrew.

Jair is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 2003 with 0.023% of baby boys being given the name Jair. Its ranking then was #506. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity, and is today of irregular use. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Jair, Yahir was the most widely used in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Jair include Jaeger, Jagar, Jaggar, Jagger, Jaggur, Jaggyr, Jagher, Jaguar, Jagur, Jagwar, Jairaj, Jairett, Jakar, Jarey, Jarr, Jasir, Jawahir, Jawhar, Jearo, and Jekoree.

† Pronunciation for Jair: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"

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