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:
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:
- Caleb (devotion to God)
- Atticus (from Attica)
- Asher (fortunate, blessed, happy one)
- Levi (joined, attached)
- Jonah (dove)
- Benjamin (son of the right hand)
- Isaac (laughter)
- Noah (rest, repose)
- Micah (who is like the Lord)
- Jude (praised)
- Ezra (help)
- Silas (wood, forest)
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”)