Gender: Female Meaning of Blair: "dweller on the plain" Origin of Blair: Scottish Blair's Popularity in 2019: #404

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. In England and Wales, Blair is incredibly unpopular for girls, sitting well outside the Top 2000.

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Rank in US: #404

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Famous People Named Blair

Pop Culture References for the name Blair

Blaire, Blayre, Blare, Blayr


Morri Arty Says:


Orwell and Blair!!! Adorable.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:



clairels Says:


I'm guessing that's why it's so unpopular there. It would be like naming your child Clinton.

zsazsa00 Says:


I always sort of liked Blair but was never convinced it would be a name I used, until now. I am sold on Orwell nn Wells as a boys name after the author since my SO and I met in a bookstore and he was buying 1984. Turns out George Orwell is a pen name for Eric Arthur Blair! Wouldn't it be a cute little connection that both my future little guy and gal (or guy and guy since it is unisex, but I prefer it for a girl) both had names that nodded to the same special thing? So this is added to the list.

Leonina Says:


I agree... But I do think it has the potential to be a really great middle name.

scblovesnames Says:


I've been thinking a lot about girl names. This is beautiful.

BBear Says:


This is my name. People always remember it and as a grown up lady, I love it.

paulapuddephatt Says:


This name makes me think of Tony Blair - not the best association, here in the UK - not as bad as Thatcher, though.

meaganegibson Says:


it always seems incomplete without the 'e' at the end to me - even though this is the preferred spelling for most people.

EW314 Says:


I think this is an absolutely awful name. The first thing that comes to mind is smarmy ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, famed for entering into the war in Iraq. The second thing I think of is someone being sick, which is basically the exact same sound. Bleurgh.

Nozomi Says:


Im kind of against everyone on this but I'm not a fan. :/

Lola Says:


I just can't get over the association with the word blare. I don't want a loud, blaring kid. but the name itself is really pretty and reminds me of Sloane & Clair

kitchi1 Says:


Such a pretty name, and in England it's outside of the top 2000 which is awesome for me.

sirens_sam Says:


I used to be so obsessed with this name. I always thought there was something mysterious about it.

Alicia1 Says:


Very cute Scottish name, goes with many as first or middle name.

Guest Says:


At the top of my I would use this TODAY list. It goes perfectly with everyname I love. 😍