Blair Meaning and Origin

The name Blair is a unisex name meaning “plain or field” and is of Scottish origin. It is derived from the Gaelic word “blàr” which means “plain or field.” The name was originally used as a surname for families who lived near a plain or a field. Blair became a popular given name in the United States in the 20th century, particularly for girls, although it remains a unisex name. It has also been a popular name in Scotland and other English-speaking countries. Famous people named Blair include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, American actress Selma Blair, and Canadian ice hockey player Blair Turnbull.

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