From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Gender Unisex
Language(s) English
Language(s) Scottish Gaelic
Word/Name blàr
Meaning "plain", "field", "battlefield"

Blair is an English-language name of Scottish Gaelic origin. The surname is derived from any of the numerous places in Scotland named Blair. These place names are derived from the Scottish Gaelic blàr, meaning "plain" and "field". The given name Blair is unisex and derived from the surname. Blair is generally a masculine name in Scotland, although it is more popular in North America, where it is also a feminine name. A variant spelling of the given name is Blaire.[1] In 2016, in the United States, Blair was the 521st most popular name for girls born that year, and the 1807st most popular for boys.[2]

People with the surname[edit]

People with the given name[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Blair (Soul Eater), a character from the manga and anime series Soul Eater
  • Blair Cramer, a character in the television series One Life to Live
  • Blair Dame, a character in the video game Street Fighter EX
  • Blair Waldorf, a character in the novels and television series Gossip Girl
  • Blair Warner, a character in the television series The Facts of Life
  • Blair, a receptionist in the animated television series Sunny Day


  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, pp. 34, 400, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 
  2. ^