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

Keir Origin and Meaning

The name Keir is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "dark, black".

Keir is a single-syllable name that packs a lot of punch, might suggest -- thanks to its similarity to the word care -- a caring person. Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and head of the Labour Party in 2020. Keir Dullea is an American actor who starred in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Pop Culture References for the name Keir

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.