Scottish occupational name
"minstrel, poet"

Baird Origin and Meaning

The name Baird is boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "minstrel, poet".
Meaning bard, this is an original choice with poetic and melodic undertones. Bard itself has also come into consideration, both names bringing to mind Shakespeare and other literary lights.

The Scottish surname Baird's most notable bearer was John Logie Baird, the Scottish engineer and inventor of the televisor, the world's first practical television system in 1926, and also the world's first fully electronic color TV tube two years later. Some might also remember puppeteers Bil and Cora Baird.

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Famous People Named Baird

  • (Wenzell) Baird BryantAmerican filmmaker and cinematographer
  • (William) Baird SearlesAmerican science fiction critic and author
  • Baird Thomas SpaldingAmerican spiritual author

Baird in Pop Culture

  • Baird Whitlockcharacter in "Hail, Caesar!"