English and Scottish
"shallow place in a river near oaks"

Adair Origin and Meaning

The name Adair is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "shallow place in a river near oaks".

This undiscovered unisex name has lots of flair. It was first noticed as a girl's name, starting in the 1980's, on the long-running daytime drama Search for Tomorrow, with the character Adair McCleary, who had ahead-of-their-time brothers named brothers Hogan, Cagney and Quinn. But since Adair has yet to find many takers, it would make a fresh and appealing choice.

# 1635 on Nameberry

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Adair Popularity

Famous People Named Adair

  • Adair Rae TishlerAmerican actress

Adair in Pop Culture

  • Adair O'Dellcharacter in "The Face on the Milk Carton" by Caroline B. Cooney