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Yair is a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin that means “he shines”. Yair is a variant of Jair that is also used in Spanish-speaking countries. Yair was popular for a decade in the early 00s but disappeared from the top 1000 names in 2014.

Meaning of the name Yair:

Hebrew: he shines

Origin of the name Yair:

Jair is a Hebrew baby boy’s name that means “he shines”. Yair is the Hebrew form of Jair and is also sometimes used in Spanish-speaking countries.

Symbolism of the name Yair:

Yair means “he shines” and brings to mind luminescence and light. It is a name that is associated with intelligence, creativity, leadership, and attractiveness.

Style of the name Yair:


Gender of the name Yair:

Yair is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Yair:


Number of syllables in the name Yair:


Emotion evoked from the name Yair:

Yair evokes feelings of strength and leadership.

Alternative spellings for the name Yair:

Yare, Yaire, Jair

Nicknames for the name Yair:

  • Yaya
  • Yari
  • Ari

Popularity of the name Yair:

According to the Social Security Administration, Yair is a popular baby boy’s name. Yair has been in the top 1000 baby names list from 2003 to 2013. It peaked in 2006 at #706.

Related names for the name Yair:

Great middle names for the name Yair and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Yair:

  • Yair Rodriguez (Mexican mixed martial artist)
  • Yair Rosenberg (American author)
  • Yair Netanyahu (Israeli public figure)
  • Yair Stern (Israeli journalist)
  • Yair Emanuel (Israeli artist)

Yair in popular culture:

  • Mole Yair (video game, “Spyro the Dragon”)
  • Yair (television, “Yair the Cat”)
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