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Gender: F Meaning of Eyre: "gravel bank river" Origin of Eyre: Literary name and Old Norse

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This lovely name -- Eyre sounds just like air -- is best-known as the surname of eponymous Bronte heroine Jane, and would make an appealing and distinctive middle name for the child of fans of that book. While the surname Eyre is found mainly in England, its origins are Norse and it's thought to derive from Norse settlers.

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Famous People Named Eyre

Sir Eyre Coote, Irish general
Sir Eyre Crowe, British diplomat

Pop Culture References for the Name Eyre

Jane Eyre, main character of the novel of the same name by Charlotte Bronte