Blair is a name of Scottish Gaelic origin, 'blàr' meaning field or plain. It may be either a first or last name. The following are some notable persons named Blair:

As a surname

  • Anthony Blair (criminal)
    Anthony Blair (criminal)
    Anthony Blair , American murderer, was hanged for his crime; it was the first such execution in Hamblen County, Tennessee.-Background:...

     (1849-1879), American hanged for murder
  • Bill Blair (disambiguation)
  • Bonnie Blair
    Bonnie Blair
    Bonnie Kathleen Blair is a retired American speedskater. She is one of the top skaters of her time, and one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history. Blair competed for the United States in four Olympics, and in her Olympic career won five gold medals and one bronze medal.-Career:Blair...

    , Olympic gold medalist in speed skating
  • Danny Blair
    Danny Blair
    Daniel "Danny" Blair was a Scottish football player who began his career in North America before finishing it in England. He also earned nine caps with the Scottish national team....

    , Scottish footballer
  • David Blair (disambiguation)
  • DeJuan Blair
    DeJuan Blair
    DeJuan Lamont Blair is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association . Before turning pro Blair played center for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team from 2007 to 2009...

     (born 1989), American basketball player
  • Dennis C. Blair, United States Director of National Intelligence
  • Doug Blair
    Doug Blair
    Doug Blair, born February 11, 1963 as Douglas Blair Lucek, is a guitarist and member of W.A.S.P.. Doug's early development as a musician took place in his home state of Connecticut . His focus on technical ability with the guitar quickly saw him gaining a reputation locally with his early band, Run...

    , footballer
  • Eric Blair, an author better known by his pen name George Orwell
  • Francis Preston Blair
    Francis Preston Blair
    Francis Preston Blair, Sr. was an American journalist and politician.-Biography:Blair was born at Abingdon, Virginia. He moved to Kentucky, graduated from Transylvania University in 1811, took to journalism, and was a contributor to Amos Kendall's paper, the Argus, at Frankfort...

     (1791-1876), Influential 19th Century American Journalist and Politician
  • Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
    Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
    Francis Preston Blair, Jr. was an American politician and Union Army general during the American Civil War. He represented Missouri in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and he was the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President in 1868.-Early life and career:Blair was born in...

     (1821-1875), 19th century American politician and American Civil War
    American Civil War
    The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

  • Harold Blair
    Harold Blair
    Harold Blair AM was an Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist.- Early life :Blair was born at the Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, 5 km from Murgon in Queensland. His mother was Esther Quinn, a teenage Aboriginal woman. His surname, Blair, came from the family that had "adopted" his mother...

    , Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist
  • Henry Blair (child actor), featured actor of Sparky's Magic Piano
    Sparky's Magic Piano
    Sparky's Magic Piano is the second in a series of children’s audio stories featuring Sparky, an original character created for Capitol Records in 1947. Sparky is a little boy with an overactive imagination...

    , a series of children’s audio stories
  • Henry W. Blair
    Henry W. Blair
    Henry William Blair was a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Campton, he attended the common schools and private academies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Plymouth...

     (1834–1920), United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire
  • Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair FRSE was a Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician, considered one of the first great theorists of written discourse....

     (1718–1800), Scottish author
  • Hugh Blair (composer)
    Hugh Blair (composer)
    Hugh Blair was an English musician, composer and organist.He was Organist of Worcester Cathedral from 1895 to 1897, having been Acting Organist before that time...

     (1864–1932), English musician, composer and organist
  • Hugh E. Blair
    Hugh E. Blair
    Hugh Edward Blair was a recognized linguist and an able artist. He was the assistant of Alice Vanderbilt Morris, who founded the International Auxiliary Language Association, and the closest collaborator of Alexander Gode...

     (1909–1967), linguist and co-developer of Interlingua
  • Sir Ian Blair
    Ian Blair
    Ian Warwick Blair, Baron Blair of Boughton, QPM is a retired British Police officer who held the position of commissioner of police of the metropolis from 2005 to 2008 and was the highest ranking officer within the Metropolitan Police Service.On 2 October 2008 Blair announced that he would...

    , former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, London
  • Iain Blair
    Iain Blair
    Iain Blair was a Scottish actor and author who, using the pen name Emma Blair wrote a series of romantic novels.-Life and career:Blair was born in Glasgow and spent the first few years of his life there...

     (1942–2011), Scottish journalist, actor and author
  • James Blair (clergyman)
    James Blair (clergyman)
    James Blair D.D. was a Scottish born clergyman in the Church of England. He was also a missionary and an educator, best known as the founder of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.- Youth and education :...

    , Scottish clergyman and founder of the College of William and Mary
  • Jayson Blair
    Jayson Blair
    Jayson Blair is an American reporter formerly with The New York Times. He resigned from the newspaper in May 2003 in the wake of the discovery of plagiarism and fabrication in his stories. Since 2007 he has worked as a life coach in the field of mental health.-Background:Blair was born in...

    , former New York Times reporter
  • Jimmy Blair (footballer born 1888)
    Jimmy Blair (footballer born 1888)
    James "Jimmy" Blair was a Scottish international footballer, probably most well known for playing in the 1925 FA Cup Final for Cardiff City.His sons, Doug and Jimmy, Jr., were also professional footballers.-Career:...

     (1888–1964), former Scottish international footballer
  • Jimmy Blair (footballer born 1918) (1918–1983), Scottish professional footballer
  • John Blair
    John Blair
    John Blair, Jr. was an American politician, Founding Father and jurist.Blair was one of the best-trained jurists of his day. A famous legal scholar, he avoided the tumult of state politics, preferring to work behind the scenes...

    , 18th-century American politician and one of the first Associate Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • John Insley Blair
    John Insley Blair
    John Insley Blair was an American entrepreneur, railroad magnate, philanthropist and one of the 19th century's wealthiest men.-Biography:...

    , railroad tycoon
  • John Leo Blair
    John Leo Blair
    John Leo Blair was an American businessman. He was the founder of New Process Company, now known simply as Blair Corporation – a direct market retail company. He was also an author, inventor, a pioneer in direct marketing, and an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and to Treasury...

    , businessman, founder of Blair Corporation
    Blair Corporation
    Blair is one of America's largest direct marketing mail order retailers, selling clothing and household goods. Originally founded in 1910 as New Process Company by John Leo Blair, the company is celebrating its 100th year in business...

  • Linda Blair
    Linda Blair
    Linda Denise Blair is an American actress. Blair is best known for her role as the possessed child, Regan, in the 1973 film The Exorcist, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, winning one. She reprised her role in 1977's Exorcist II: The Heretic.-Biography:Blair...

    , actress
  • Lionel Blair
    Lionel Blair
    Lionel Blair is a British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter. He is the son of Myer Ogus and Deborah Greenbaum...

    , entertainer
  • Mike Blair
    Mike Blair
    Michael Robert Leighton Blair is a Scottish rugby union footballer.He plays professional rugby union as scrum-half for Edinburgh Rugby and represents Scotland.He attended the Edinburgh Academy....

    , current captain of the Scotland national rugby union team
  • Montgomery Blair
    Montgomery Blair
    Montgomery Blair , the son of Francis Preston Blair, elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and cousin of B. Gratz Brown, was a politician and lawyer from Maryland...

    , American politician and lawyer
  • Natalie Blair
    Natalie Blair
    Natalie Louise Blair is an Australian actress, best known for her role as Carmella Cammeniti on Neighbours, an Australian TV series.-Career:...

    , Australian actress
  • Preston Blair
    Preston Blair
    Preston Blair was an American character animator, most noted for his work at Walt Disney Productions and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation department...

     (1908–1994), American animator for Disney, MGM, and Hanna-Barbera
  • Robert Blair (disambiguation)
  • Selma Blair
    Selma Blair
    Selma Blair is an American actress who has worked in film, theatre and television. She has performed in feature films including Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, Hellboy, The Fog, Purple Violets and Hellboy II: The Golden Army...

    , actress
  • G. W. Scott Blair
    G. W. Scott Blair
    George William Scott Blair was British chemist noted for his contributions to rheology. In fact he has been called "the first rheologist"-Life:Scott Blair was born 23 July 1902, in Weybridge UK and went to Winchester College...

     (1902–1987) rheologist
  • Tony Blair
    Tony Blair
    Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a former British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007...

    , the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Leo Blair (senior)
    Leo Blair (senior)
    Leo Charles Lynton Blair is a retired University of Durham law lecturer. He is the author of the book The Commonwealth Public Service...

     (father of Tony Blair)
  • Cherie Blair
    Cherie Blair
    Cherie Blair , known professionally as Cherie Booth QC, is a British barrister working in the legal system of England and Wales. She is married to the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair; the couple have three sons and one daughter...

As a given name

  • Blair (no last name given), a fictional character in the Soul Eater manga and anime series
  • Blair Dame, a fictional character in the videogame Street Fighter EX
    Street Fighter EX
    Street Fighter EX is a head-to-head fighting game with 3D graphics, originally released as a coin-operated arcade game for the Sony ZN hardware in . It is a spin-off of the Street Fighter series co-produced by Capcom with Arika and was the first game in the series to feature polygon graphics...

  • Blair Brown
    Blair Brown
    Bonnie Blair Brown is an American theater, film, and television actress. She has had a number of high profile roles, including a Tony Award-winning turn in the play Copenhagen on Broadway, as well as a run as the title character in the television comedy-drama The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,...

    , actress
  • Blair Chenoweth
    Blair Chenoweth
    Blair Jane Chenoweth Robinson is a dance instructor and performer and former beauty pageant contestant from Anchorage, Alaska who held titles as Miss Alaska and Miss Alaska USA , and competed in the Miss America and in Miss USA pageants.Chenoweth won her first pageant title in 2003 when she was...

    , beauty queen
  • Blair Cramer
    Blair Cramer
    Blair Cramer is a fictional character on the American daytime drama One Life to Live...

    , fictional character on One Life to Live
  • Blair Horn
    Blair Horn
    Blair Horn is a former Canadian rower, who was a member of the Canadian men's eights team that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. He was also a graduate of Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, British Columbia.-References:*...

    , Canadian rower
  • Blair Hull
    Blair Hull
    M. Blair Hull is an American businessman, investor, Democratic politician, and philanthropist.Hull founded Hull Trading Company in 1985 and served as the firm’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer before selling it to Goldman Sachs in 1999 for $531 million...

    , American businessman and politician
  • Blair McDonough
    Blair McDonough
    Blair McDonough is an actor who is best known for playing the role of Stuart Parker in the Australian TV soap opera Neighbours. He first shot to fame in 2001, when he finished runner-up in the inaugural season of the reality TV series Big Brother Australia...

    , Australian actor
  • Blair Peach
    Blair Peach
    Clement Blair Peach was a New Zealand-born teacher who was fatally assaulted by a police officer during an anti-racism demonstration in London, England....

    , New Zealand-born teacher and alleged victim of police brutality
  • Blair Underwood
    Blair Underwood
    Blair Underwood is an American television and film actor. He is perhaps best known as headstrong attorney Jonathan Rollins from the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, a role he portrayed for seven years. He has gained critical acclaim throughout his career, receiving numerous Golden Globe Award...

    , actor
  • Blair Waldorf
    Blair Waldorf
    Blair Cornelia Waldorf is the main character of Gossip Girl, introduced in the original series of novels and also appearing in their television and manga adaptations. Described as "a girl of extremes" by creator Cecily von Ziegesar, she is a comical overachiever who possesses both snobbish and...

    , fictional character in Gossip Girl
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