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This article is about the name. For other uses, see Blair (disambiguation).
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 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]

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  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 
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