Adair

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adair

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  • A submission from Alabama, United States says the name Adair means "Festival ofjoy and deliverance" and is of Celtic / Gaelic origin.
  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Adair is of Celtic / Gaelic origin and means "River ford by an oak tree grove.".

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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a Scottish equivalent of Edgar.
  2. A Scottish surname​.

Notable Persons Named Adair

Adair Tishler is an actress, voice actress, model, singer, student, actor, voice acting, model (people), and singing. She was most prominent from 2003 to 2010. Adair was given the name Adair Rae Tishler on October 3rd, 1996 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 1934 to 1949. Adair was born on November 21st, 1894 in Inverell. He passed away on April 28th, 1983.

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Adair was born on July 24th, 1871. He left this life on December 22nd, 1956.

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Adair Cardoso is an alternative rock, pop rock, country music, and música popular brasileira singer, composer, and singing. He has been prominent since 1995. Adair was born Adair Cardoso on June 27th, 1993 in Tangará da Serra.

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Adair Duran is a sports team member for the Juventus FC (Belize).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Adair

Red Adair was a firefighter. Red was given the name Paul Neal Adair on June 18th, 1915 in Houston. He breathed his last breath on August 7th, 2004.

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Daniel Adair is an alternative metal, progressive metal, post-grunge, hard rock, heavy metal music, alternative rock, jazz fusion, and southern rock musician. He has been prominent since 1995. Daniel was born on February 19th, 1975 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Johnny was given the name Jonathan Adair on October 27th, 1963 in Belfast Oldpark (Northern Ireland Parliament constituency). Johnny is also known as Mad Dog".

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Beegie Adair is a jazz musician. Beegie was born in Barren County, Kentucky, United States.

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John was born on May 18th, 1934.

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Alex Adair is a tropical house disc jockey and record producer. He was most active from 2014 to present.

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How popular is the baby name Adair in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 7 0 7
1915 6 0 6
1916 15 10 5
1917 20 11 9
1918 16 9 7
1919 16 8 8
1920 7 7 0
1921 18 12 6
1922 5 5 0
1923 18 10 8
1924 20 14 6
1925 13 13 0
1926 8 8 0
1927 16 11 5
1928 16 8 8
1930 7 7 0
1931 6 6 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 10 5 5
1934 11 11 0
1936 14 8 6
1937 12 5 7
1938 10 10 0
1939 11 11 0
1940 5 5 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 11 6 5
1944 14 14 0
1945 7 7 0
1946 12 12 0
1947 11 11 0
1948 17 11 6
1949 14 14 0
1950 16 11 5
1951 25 18 7
1952 15 15 0
1953 18 13 5
1954 12 12 0
1955 14 14 0
1956 13 13 0
1957 19 19 0
1958 10 10 0
1959 9 9 0
1960 10 10 0
1961 15 15 0
1962 23 23 0
1963 19 19 0
1964 16 16 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 15 15 0
1967 5 5 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 15 8 7
1970 10 10 0
1971 5 0 5
1972 10 5 5
1973 7 0 7
1974 5 5 0
1975 5 0 5
1976 15 9 6
1977 5 0 5
1978 18 11 7
1979 7 0 7
1980 9 9 0
1981 17 11 6
1982 18 11 7
1983 14 8 6
1984 20 15 5
1985 27 22 5
1986 27 22 5
1987 23 23 0
1988 18 13 5
1989 28 16 12
1990 26 20 6
1991 15 15 0
1992 28 18 10
1993 27 14 13
1994 21 13 8
1995 42 27 15
1996 29 15 14
1997 24 7 17
1998 39 16 23
1999 46 12 34
2000 43 12 31
2001 40 13 27
2002 53 15 38
2003 79 14 65
2004 93 16 77
2005 88 16 72
2006 93 15 78
2007 120 20 100
2008 81 18 63
2009 113 20 93
2010 89 22 67
2011 114 24 90
2012 89 23 66
2013 77 31 46
2014 68 35 33
2015 76 20 56
2016 53 20 33
2017 71 23 48

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Popularity of Adair as a first name

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Popularity of Adair as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Adair U.S.
  White 82.69% 64.26%
  African American 9.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Adair

People with the last name Adair are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Adair

  • How Popular is the name Adair? Adair is the 5,585th most popular name of all time. As a last name Adair was the 1,927th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Adair have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,703 babies born with the first name Adair in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adair to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adair? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Adair first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adair is Saturday, September 12th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Adair born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adair was in 2007 with a total of 100 babies.
  • Random Adair Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adair is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Adair: Your name in reverse order is Riada. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Radia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Adair? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,708 people with the last name Adair.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adair? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Adair as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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