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Gender: Male Meaning of Laird: "lord of the land" Origin of Laird: Scottish

The name Laird is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "lord of the land". Laird and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Lights, Camera, Baby Name Game! Actress BNG, Part 2".

From the experts:

Laird is a Scottish title for the landed gentry -it ranks just below a Baron — with a pleasantly distinctive Scottish burr that must have appealed to Sharon Stone, who chose it for her son.

Laird Cregar was an early movie actor, known for playing creepy roles; Laird Hamilton is a famous American big-wave surfer.

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Famous People Named Laird

(Samuel) Laird Cregar, American actor
Laird Hamilton, American surfer
Laird Koenig, American novelist
Laird Vonne, b. 2005, son of actress Sharon Stone
Macgregor Laird, Scottish explorer
Peter Laird, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Pop Culture References for the name Laird

Laird, character in "In the Gloaming" by Alice Elliott Dark
Laird Mayhew, character in the film, "Why Him?"