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Gender: Male Pronunciation: keer Meaning of Keir: "dark, black" Origin of Keir: Irish

The name Keir is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "dark, black". Keir and is often added to lists like Irish Boy Names - Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If You Had a Baby Tomorrow...".

From the experts:

Keir is a single-syllable name that packs a lot of punch, might suggest a caring person.

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Famous People Named Keir

Keir Dillon, American pro snowboarder
Keir Dullea, American actor
Keir Gilchrist, English-born Canadian actor
Keir Hardie, Scottish socialist
Kier Maitland, Canadian freestyle swimmer
Keir O'Donnell, American actor
Keir Simmons, English journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Keir

Keir, character in Sarah J Maas's "A Court of Thorns and Roses" book series

Keer, Kear


keir Says:


my name is keir and I am from south africa

Karen W. Says:


I named my son, Keir, because I wanted a short name that reflected my heritage and was 'different and unique' without being a weird made up name.

lesliemarion Says:


One of the sexiest men's names I can think of, and lovely for a little boy too. Plus hard to make terrible nicknames of.