Name: Keir

Origin and Meaning of the Name Keir

  • Meaning:
    Little dark one; swarthy; fort
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  • Meaning:
    Rough wet ground
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  • Meaning:
    Little dark one; swarthy; fort
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (KEER)
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Miscellaneous Info for Keir

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    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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