- 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.