"dweller on the plain"

Blair Origin and Meaning

The name Blair is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "dweller on the plain".

In the USA, Blair is gaining momentum, rising quickly for the last 10 years and likely to continue to climb. In England and Wales, where Blair has political connotations – calling to mind former prime minister Tony Blair – it is much less common, although it is in use for boys in its native Scotland.

Blair has a chic and tailored feel in line with other trending gender-neutral one-syllable girl names like Sloane, Quinn, Sage, and Reese. A notable pop culture namesake in recent years is Leighton Meester's upper-crusty character in Gossip Girls.

Blair was first popularized as a girl's name in the 80s, cracking the Top 500 for a few years before falling off again. Blair re-entered the charts in 2011 and has been rising since. Blair has a longer history as a boy's name, with consistent use as early as the 1800s, and the name stayed on the charts until the mid 90s.

# 282 in the US

Blair Rank in US Top 1000

# 207 on Nameberry

Blair Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Blair Popularity

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Famous People Named Blair

  • Blair ButlerAmerican comedienne
  • Laura Elizabeth "Blair" FowlerAmerican YouTuber
  • (Bonnie) Blair BrownAmerican actress
  • Blair Catherine EvansAustralian Olympic swimmer
  • Blair ChenowethMiss Alaska USA 2007
  • Blair Imani (born Blair Elizabeth Brown)American civil rights activist
  • Blair St. Clairstage name of Andrew Bryson, American drag queen
  • Blair Cruikshankdaughter of speedskaters Bonnie Blair and Dave Cruikshank
  • Blair Moondaughter of NFL player Warren Moon

Blair in Pop Culture

  • Blair Cornelia Waldorfmain character in the Gossip Girl series
  • Blair Warnera character on TV's "The Facts of Life"
  • Blair Cramercharacter on American soap "One Life to Live"
  • Blairprincess in Barbie animated film "12 Dancing Princesses"
  • Blair Williamscharacter in film "Terminator Salvation"
  • Blair Krankcharacter in the film, "Christmas With the Kranks"
  • Blair Willowsmain character in animated film "Barbie Princess Charm School"
  • Blair Wainwrightcharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Blair Damecharacter in the video game Street Fighter EX
  • Blairmagical cat on manga/anime "Soul Eater"
  • Blaircharacter in animated series "Sunny Day"
  • "The Blair Witch Project" film series
  • Blair Waterfictional town and lake in LM Montgomery's 'Emily of New Moon' trilogy