Blair is an English-language name of Scottish Gaelic origin. The surname is derived from any of the numerous places in Scotland called Blair, derived from the Scottish Gaelic blàr, meaning "plain", "meadow" or "field". The given name Blair is unisex and derived from the surname. Blair is generally a masculine name in Scotland and Canada, although it is more popular in the United States, where it is also a feminine name. A variant spelling of the given name is Blaire. In 2016, in the United States, Blair was the 521st most popular name for girls born that year, and the 1807th most popular for boys.