Blair

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29k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
78k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Blair mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Blair

"Blair" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Field or Plain". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. British statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
Wiktionary

From Scottish Gaelic blàr (“field, plain”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name
  3. A female given name
  4. A city in Nebraska, USA, and county seat of Washington County.

Blair was also found in the following language(s): Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Blair

Blair was born on February 2nd, 1960.

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Blair Underwood is an actor and director. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Blair was given the name Blair Erwin Underwood on August 25th, 1964 in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.

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Blair Brown is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1971. Blair was given the name Bonnie Blair Brown on April 23rd, 1946 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Blair Waldorf is a fictional character. Blair is also known as B and Queen B.

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Blair was born on April 3rd, 1991 in Perth.

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Blair Redford is an actor. He has been prominent since 2004. Blair was given the name David Blair Redford on July 27th, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Blair

George Orwell was a dystopia, roman à clef, and satire writer. George was given the name Eric Arthur Blair on June 25th, 1903 in Motihari. He left this life on January 21st, 1950.

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Tony Blair is a for Sedgefield, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Home Secretary, Shadow Secretary of State for Employment, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy, Member of Parliament, forSedgefield, Leader . Tony was given the name Anthony Charles Lynton Blair on May 6th, 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Selma Blair is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Selma was given the name Selma Blair Beitner on June 23rd, 1972 in Southfield, Michigan.

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Linda Blair is an actress and producer. She was most active from 1968 to present. Linda was given the name Linda Denise Blair on January 22nd, 1959 in St. Louis.

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Cherie Blair is a Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University and Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Cherie was given the name Theresa Cara Booth on September 23rd, 1954 in Bury.

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Betsy Blair was an actress. She was most active from 1947 to 1994. Betsy was given the name Elizabeth Winifred Boger on December 11th, 1923. She breathed her last breath on March 13th, 2009.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1883 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1885 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1888 11 0 11
1889 7 0 7
1891 10 0 10
1892 8 0 8
1893 9 0 9
1894 6 0 6
1895 7 0 7
1896 11 0 11
1897 5 0 5
1900 10 0 10
1901 6 0 6
1902 10 0 10
1904 7 0 7
1905 7 0 7
1906 13 0 13
1907 7 0 7
1908 16 0 16
1909 5 0 5
1910 10 0 10
1911 15 0 15
1912 26 0 26
1913 31 0 31
1914 49 6 43
1915 74 5 69
1916 67 0 67
1917 73 0 73
1918 78 0 78
1919 85 6 79
1920 81 0 81
1921 81 0 81
1922 76 0 76
1923 71 0 71
1924 84 7 77
1925 90 0 90
1926 92 6 86
1927 73 0 73
1928 73 0 73
1929 75 0 75
1930 77 0 77
1931 72 0 72
1932 57 0 57
1933 82 5 77
1934 66 0 66
1935 68 5 63
1936 50 0 50
1937 55 8 47
1938 69 0 69
1939 51 0 51
1940 56 8 48
1941 54 0 54
1942 95 8 87
1943 125 8 117
1944 77 6 71
1945 92 8 84
1946 88 8 80
1947 110 13 97
1948 125 11 114
1949 107 12 95
1950 167 23 144
1951 214 17 197
1952 244 25 219
1953 298 31 267
1954 299 24 275
1955 257 27 230
1956 257 28 229
1957 254 20 234
1958 242 23 219
1959 264 31 233
1960 286 35 251
1961 276 39 237
1962 347 41 306
1963 374 46 328
1964 259 29 230
1965 244 44 200
1966 256 41 215
1967 244 42 202
1968 240 26 214
1969 208 26 182
1970 212 30 182
1971 183 32 151
1972 158 27 131
1973 151 29 122
1974 177 34 143
1975 184 33 151
1976 207 42 165
1977 234 41 193
1978 270 59 211
1979 329 88 241
1980 409 170 239
1981 653 372 281
1982 711 483 228
1983 648 411 237
1984 700 482 218
1985 694 513 181
1986 686 493 193
1987 599 443 156
1988 751 547 204
1989 734 488 246
1990 805 501 304
1991 705 438 267
1992 709 457 252
1993 545 360 185
1994 493 332 161
1995 475 338 137
1996 452 334 118
1997 419 304 115
1998 385 257 128
1999 332 241 91
2000 326 218 108
2001 241 154 87
2002 236 166 70
2003 216 148 68
2004 237 152 85
2005 207 164 43
2006 249 157 92
2007 245 187 58
2008 263 193 70
2009 278 230 48
2010 294 224 70
2011 337 262 75
2012 369 305 64
2013 441 382 59
2014 512 439 73
2015 553 483 70
2016 679 595 84
2017 682 609 73

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Popularity of Blair as a first name

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Popularity of Blair as a last name

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Common last names for Blair

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Snyder
  • Scott
  • Brown

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blair U.S.
  White 79.40% 64.26%
  African American 14.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blair

People with the last name Blair are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Blair

  • What name lists does Blair rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Blair? Blair is the 1,416th most popular name of all time. As a last name Blair was the 416th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Blair have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,665 babies born with the first name Blair in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blair to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blair? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Blair first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blair is Thursday, August 22nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Blair born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blair was in 2017 with a total of 609 babies.
  • Random Blair Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Blair is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Blair: Your name in reverse order is Rialb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laibr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blair? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 78,026 people with the last name Blair.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blair? Blair was ranked as the 416th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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