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Gender: Male Meaning of Altair: "falcon" Origin of Altair: Arabic

The name Altair is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "falcon". Altair and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline.

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livialucille Says:


Question: is this name pronounced "all-TEHR" or "all-TAH-eer"? It's wonderful either way.

headintheclouds Says:


This name sounds and looks very smooth, just rolls off in a cool wave and gives off a debonair kind of vibe to me. Its meaning of falcon and the astronomy association are awesome, and Altair in my mind seems like a more streamlined version of non-name related Alistair. I like the fact that it's very unique-- I've never met an Altair IRL or even heard much of it on NB-- but it still has a very appealing and accessible sound. I generally like boy names starting with Al-, and Altair is no exception!

nilaexplosion Says:


Strong solid name.