It sounds like "A dare".
A dare.
I dislike it.
The pronunciation in IPA form is /ə.ˈdɛːɹ/ or /ə.ˈdɛɹ/ [noted -ed]
The PROOF of the name being FEMININE can also be SEEN by ACTRESS: ADAIR Tishler.

Adair Rae Tishler (born October 3, 1996) is an American former child actress, model, voice actress, and singer, who has appeared in television shows such as Charmed and House and in movies such as Within and An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong. She is also known for portraying Molly Walker on NBC's Heroes.
The IPA pronunciation is /ə.ˈdɛɹ/.
This name can also be a FEMININE name, making it UNISEX. [noted -ed]
Up until 1997, it was MORE POPULAR as a FEMININE name.
23 girls born in the USA were named ADAIR in 1962.
35 girls and 33 boys were also named ADAIR in 2014.
I am a woman named Adair, and my parents did a great deal of research on it before deciding, so I will share that information here.
Adair (pronounced uh-DARE, per Gaelic pronunciation) is a celtic name believed to be of Teutonic origin and appearing most frequently in Scots Gaelic. It has no direct translation, but refers to oak trees or a place where oak trees grow. It is not actually related very closely to the name Edgar aside from a similar sound as the two names have a very different etymology.
Also, to end the debate, it is GENDER NEUTRAL. In celtic naming tradition, there are essentially two pronunciations/spellings of each name, a "feminine" version and a "masculine" version. However some names (like Adair, Bret, Sloane, Blair, Morgan, etc) have only one form of spelling and were used for children of any gender.
I have only ever heard of the name being a female one. It is my middle daughter's middle name as it is/was her grandmother's, great-grandmother's, and great-great-grandmother's middle name. I think it would be lovely for either though.
I feel this name sounds entirely masculine to me. I would always give a girl a feminine middle name if I wanted her first name to be traditionally male. Therefore, Adair as a girl’s name is unique, but the middle name should be feminine and trendy. Adair Olivia!
In 2018, 15 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Adair who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 9391st most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Adair who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 9397th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Gender and names are social constructs, and voting someone down for being trans and/or non-binary is an evil thing to do. I think Adair sounds beautiful for any human. It's quite elegant and refined. Hard to imagine it is a translation of Edgar, which is so abrupt and rough-sounding to me.
This name is very HANDSOME. It would be great on a GUY.
It doesn’t have to be a male or female name. It can be both or for neither. Adair fits me perfectly as a nonbinary (trans) individual. It also gives me a sense of peace and belonging. Shallow place in the river where oaks grow – a thought that calms me.
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.
The name Adair was given to 33 boys and 20 girls in the US in 2016.
The name Adair was given to 56 boys born in the US in 2015.
It looks like it would be pronounced "A Deer", so your kid might get teased. Masculine name.
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.
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.
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.
I've only EVER heard this as a GIRL'S name!
I love this name. It has a sort of gravity. I dislike it for females.
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.
I like the name Adair. To me it seems like much more of a masculine name.
Very masculine.
Adair Tishler, American child actress, best known for her portrayal of Molly Walker on the NBC series "Heroes."
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.
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.
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.
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.
The name Adair means oak. It comes from Ireland.
The name Adair is both a male and female name. My best friend's daughter's name is Adair.
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.
Adair sounds like a strong, masculine name that is best suited for a boy. I can not picture it used on a girl.
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.
Actually Adair wouldn't rhyme with Claire or Blaire because Adair (or at least the surname) is pronounced Ah-dare-uh.
I prefer Adair for a girl as well, maybe because it rhymes with Claire or Blair (although Blair is a boy's name too).
I have to agree. Sounds a bit like a girls name. It really is a nice name.
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'
Adair is a masculine name, but it sounds much more feminine to me. I think it is a great name for a girl.

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