"lord of the land"

Laird Origin and Meaning

The name Laird is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "lord of the land".

Laird is a Scottish title for the landed gentry – it ranks just below a Baron – with a pleasantly distinctive Scottish burr that must have appealed to Sharon Stone, who chose it for her son.

Laird Cregar was an early movie actor, known for playing creepy roles; Laird Hamilton is a famous American big-wave surfer.

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Famous People Named Laird

  • (Samuel) Laird CregarAmerican actor
  • Laird HamiltonAmerican surfer
  • Laird KoenigAmerican novelist
  • Laird Vonneb. 2005, son of actress Sharon Stone
  • Macgregor LairdScottish explorer
  • Peter Lairdco,creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Laird in Pop Culture

  • Lairdcharacter in "In the Gloaming" by Alice Elliott Dark
  • Laird Mayhewcharacter in the film, "Why Him?"