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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Boy Name: Keir

Name: Keir
Pronunciation: \keir\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dusky; dark-haired; dark-skinned, swarthy
Origin: Gaelic
Sounds Like: Kerr, Ker, Geir
Variant forms: Keer
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 30182


Keir \keir\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEE-er. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keir is "dusky; dark-haired; dark-skinned, swarthy". A name initially made familiar in the 1970s by the actor Keir Dullea.

Keir has 1 variant form: Keer.

Baby names that sound like Keir are Kerr, Ker and Geir.


Keir is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#30182 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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