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Adair is a masculine name, but it sounds much more feminine to me. I think it is a great name for a girl.
angelgurl  7/12/2005
Adair may be listed as masculine, but I know two women who are named Adair. One was named for the Scottish song Robin Adair, where Adair is a surname. It was chosen by the woman's father because he thought it was pretty. Adair is probably derived from a phase meaning 'place of oak trees'
kamchatka  10/5/2005
I prefer Adair for a girl as well, maybe because it rhymes with Claire or Blair (although Blair is a boy's name too).
mum2bubba  12/6/2005
I have to agree. Sounds a bit like a girls name. It really is a nice name.
ezy_lou  12/10/2005
Actually Adair wouldn't rhyme with Claire or Blaire because Adair (or at least the surname) is pronounced Ah-dare-uh.
flowerkate  3/16/2006
I recall a girl on a soap opera in the early 1980's named Adair. Her name was pronounced a-DARE and she had brothers named Hogan and Cagney. Their last name was Mc or O' something. I've always thought of a woman named Adair was willful and headstrong. Probably a good name for a romance novel heroine.
― Anonymous User  1/1/2007
Adair sounds like a strong, masculine name that is best suited for a boy. I can not picture it used on a girl.
Missy  1/24/2007
Adair Crawford was a Scots-Irish chemist responsible for discovering the element strontium in 1790 along with William Cruickshank. Humphry Davy later isolated pure strontium metal.
LMS  7/30/2007
The name Adair means oak. It comes from Ireland.
opal_koboi  10/25/2007
The name Adair is both a male and female name. My best friend's daughter's name is Adair.
opal_koboi  10/25/2007
I like Adair better as a female name. Unlike most boy names on girls, I think it ages well on a female and could see a newborn baby girl or an adult woman with this name. Addy is a nice nickname.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2008
Adair Tishler is a talented young actress who can be seen on the TV show "Heroes" as recurring character Molly Walker. I think Adair is a beautiful name, and my impression is that a girl named Adair is bold and fearless.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2008
I'm not generally against using male names for girls and vice versa, but I'm really appalled at how many users seem to like Adair on a girl. To me, it's a beautiful and clearly masculine name. This could never be a unisex name, in my opinion.
LoQuiero  5/30/2008
I really cannot see Adair used on a female. To me, the name is very much masculine and I don't see any feminine qualities to it.

As such, it makes a good, sturdy name for a boy. It's interesting and unique without being perceived as strange.
scholasticastewart  7/25/2008
Adair Tishler, American child actress, best known for her portrayal of Molly Walker on the NBC series "Heroes."
tuncanunc  2/24/2009
Very masculine.
vomiting  6/12/2009
I like the name Adair. To me it seems like much more of a masculine name.
Tawnee  8/3/2009
A friend of mine is named Kendall Adair Butler but we all call her by her middle name. When I told her that Adair could be a male name she got mad at me. I personally think it sounds more feminine than masculine.
Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
I love this name. It has a sort of gravity. I dislike it for females.
Athena Nike  3/21/2010
I've only EVER heard this as a GIRL'S name!
foreverslowly  8/17/2012
My mom decided to name me after that person in that soap opera from the 80s. It's not a bad name, most of the time people don't say, which Adair, when they say my name. I'm pretty much like Cher, I don't need to put my last name on homework. The only down side was playing truth or dare. It got a bit confusing, not to mention the teasing. "I dare you" ha! I've never heard that one before! Btw I'm a girl and when I tell people it's a boys name they don't believe me.
adair  7/17/2014
I usually hate boys names on girls, but I'm really in love with Adair on a girl. I feel so guilty, haha, but it's a beautiful name for a girl and somehow sounds elegant.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2015
Reading these comments is amusing to me. My name is Adair, pronounced a-DARE, rhymes with Blair. I am female, but frequently get mail addressed to me as "mr." I did not like the name growing up, but have made my peace with it. And I am actually pretty fearless and strong -- I've had to be.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2015
It looks like it would be pronounced "A Deer", so your kid might get teased. Masculine name.
Jghazt333  3/15/2016
The name Adair was given to 56 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/30/2016
The name Adair was given to 33 boys and 20 girls in the US in 2016.
Lady_Skywalker  5/16/2017
Since it means strong & masculine, I think the name would best be suited for a male. People naming children should look up the true meaning. However, it's a beautiful name, & could go either way. Have a Blessed Day.
CherokeeRose58  9/10/2017

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