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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Laird

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Laird
A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown.

Etymology: See Lord

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A landowner
Wiktionary

Scottish and northern England dialectal variant of lord, 15th c.

  1. The owner of a Scottish estate; a landlord

laird was also found in the following language(s): Scots

Notable Persons Named Laird

He was most active from 1938 to 1938. Laird was given the name Samuel Laird Cregar on July 28th, 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He left this life on December 9th, 1944.

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Laird Barron is a speculative fiction, fantasy, horror fiction, science fiction, and poetry writer, sled dog racer, and dog sled. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to 2000. Laird was born in Palmer, Alaska.

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Laird was born on September 24th, 1927.

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Laird Hunt is a novelist. Laird was born on April 3rd, 1968 in Singapore.

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Laird Hayes is a national football league, official (american football), and nflofficial(1995–present). Laird was born on October 3rd, 1949 in Newport Beach, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Laird

Brandon Laird is a baseball player for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. Brandon was born on September 11th, 1987 in Cypress, California.

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Peter Laird is a comics creator.

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Nick Laird is a writer. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Nick was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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Melvin Laird is a 10th United States Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, and Republican Conference Chairman of the United States House of Representatives. His military service ended in 1946. Melvin was born on September 1st, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Gerald Laird is a baseball. Gerald was born on November 13th, 1979 in Westminster, California.

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Luke Laird is a country music, pop music, rock music, rhythm, and blues songwriter. He was most active from 2000 to present. Luke was born in Hartstown, Pennsylvania.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 5 0 5
1912 9 0 9
1914 11 0 11
1915 15 0 15
1916 17 0 17
1917 20 0 20
1918 11 0 11
1919 15 0 15
1920 14 0 14
1921 15 0 15
1922 16 0 16
1923 17 0 17
1924 21 0 21
1925 11 0 11
1926 11 0 11
1927 18 0 18
1928 14 0 14
1929 22 0 22
1930 15 0 15
1931 14 0 14
1932 9 0 9
1933 11 0 11
1934 15 0 15
1935 16 0 16
1936 10 0 10
1937 29 0 29
1938 14 0 14
1939 24 0 24
1940 21 0 21
1941 12 0 12
1942 42 0 42
1943 41 0 41
1944 29 0 29
1945 29 0 29
1946 35 0 35
1947 31 0 31
1948 34 0 34
1949 46 0 46
1950 42 0 42
1951 38 0 38
1952 47 0 47
1953 35 0 35
1954 32 0 32
1955 44 0 44
1956 36 0 36
1957 45 0 45
1958 38 0 38
1959 35 0 35
1960 26 0 26
1961 33 0 33
1962 23 0 23
1963 16 0 16
1964 30 0 30
1965 16 0 16
1966 22 0 22
1967 15 0 15
1968 12 0 12
1969 24 0 24
1970 22 0 22
1971 16 0 16
1972 7 0 7
1973 14 0 14
1974 15 0 15
1975 7 0 7
1976 7 0 7
1977 10 0 10
1978 13 0 13
1979 7 0 7
1980 9 0 9
1981 5 0 5
1982 6 0 6
1983 7 0 7
1984 7 0 7
1986 6 0 6
1988 11 0 11
1990 5 0 5
1993 6 0 6
1996 6 0 6
1998 9 0 9
1999 5 0 5
2000 5 0 5
2001 8 0 8
2002 10 0 10
2003 6 0 6
2004 8 0 8
2005 26 0 26
2006 48 0 48
2007 31 0 31
2008 30 0 30
2009 25 0 25
2010 15 0 15
2011 17 0 17
2012 24 0 24
2013 18 0 18
2014 10 0 10
2015 9 0 9
2016 12 0 12
2017 11 0 11

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Popularity of Laird as a first name

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Popularity of Laird as a last name

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Common last names for Laird

  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Scott

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Laird U.S.
  White 89.47% 64.26%
  African American 5.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Laird

People with the last name Laird are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Laird

  • How Popular is the name Laird? Laird is the 7,107th most popular name of all time. As a last name Laird was the 1,929th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Laird have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,861 babies born with the first name Laird in the United States. That's more than enough people named Laird to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Laird? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Laird first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Laird is Tuesday, August 22nd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Laird born? The highest recorded use of the first name Laird was in 2006 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Laird Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Laird is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Laird: Your name in reverse order is Drial. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Idlra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Laird? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,696 people with the last name Laird.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Laird? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Laird as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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