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Nayar, Nayer, Nayyar or Nair may refer to:

Groups of people[edit]

  • Velakkathala Nayar, a caste found in Kerala state, India
  • Naga people, a conglomeration of several tribes inhabiting the North Eastern part of India and north-western Burma
  • Nāga, the Sanskrit and Pali word for a deity or class of entity or being, taking the form of a snake
  • Nair, a caste from the Southern Indian state of Kerala
  • Nayar (Khatri), a Khatri community from the Northern Indian state of Punjab
  • Nayyar (either a punjabi or found in south), a Punjabi community from the Northern Indian state of Punjab, a south indian bhramin community found in the andhra pradesh and northern part in the state of karnataka.