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Jair

All About The Name Jair

Jair (JAY-er) is a name assigned to four different men in the Bible: one was a descendant of Manasseh, who conquered several towns east of the Jordan and named them after himself (Numbers 32:41). The second Jair is a son of Segub. The third Jair is the eighth judge of Israel (Judges 10:3) and the fourth is the father of Mordecai, the great-uncle of Esther or Hadassah (Esther 2:5).

Meaning: He shines

Origin: Hebrew

Gender: Boy

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Uzziah

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