Origin and Meaning of the Name Keir
Miscellaneous Info for Keir
Used in:English speaking countries
Additional Info:Keir is a short form of Keiran (little black-haired one).
It may also be derived from the Gaelic cair (swarthy, dusky) or from a Scottish surname.
As a surname, Keir comes from a habitational place in Scotland, which is believed to be derived from the Gaelic cathair (a fort) or the Welsh caer (a fort); or is a variant of Kerr, derived from a place name meaning "rough wet ground" in Old Norse.
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