About the name Blair

About the baby name Blair, at Click Baby Names.com

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Name meaning, variations & etymology
  • Means “child of the fields”
  • Commonly used as a surname
  • This unisex name can be used for boys or girls
  • May also be spelled Blaire (especially as a feminine variant)
  • Famous for actress Blair Brown and the movie “The Blair Witch Project”

History of the name Blair

The Gaelic word blair or blár, common in Scotch names, means a plain or field. In the later Ossianic poetry, it usually denoted a field of battle.

The name of the town of Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, which contains the Blarney Stone, is a diminutive of blár (Irish Blárna, the “little field”).

The Blair family is descended from William de Blair, who was born before 1185.



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