Gender: Female Meaning of Eyre: "gravel bank river" Origin of Eyre: Literary name and Old Norse

Eyre Origin and Meaning

The name Eyre is a girl's name of English, Norse origin meaning "gravel bank river".

This lovely name -- Eyre sounds just like air -- is best-known as the surname of eponymous Bronte heroine Jane, and would make an appealing and distinctive middle name for the child of fans of that book. While the surname Eyre is found mainly in England, its origins are Norse and it's thought to derive from Norse settlers. Still, the status of the classic books means Eyre deserves to stand proudly among English baby names.

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kpearl8 Says:


So, it's entire history of use is male but there's not even a boy entry for this name? I agree it would make a lovely girls name, but c'mon.

lesliemarion Says:


Romantic literary name, love it.