Blair

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Blair
GenderUnisex
Language(s)English
Origin
Language(s)Scottish Gaelic
Word/Nameblàr
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 1807s most popular for boys.[2]

People with the surname[edit]

People with the given name[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://www.ourbabynamer.com/Blair-name-popularity.html