Jairus

Jairus - A very unique male name



  Jan 27,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jairus, meaning God enlightens, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1982 on position #1695. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jairus and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jairus? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jairus. The baby boy name Jairus was given to 10 baby boys in 2012, ranking #3021 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 164,106 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jairus peaked in popularity 28 years ago in 1992 on position 1454.



Famous with this name

Jairus Carey
Jairus Aquino
Jairus McLeary


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Jairus is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jairus is currently topping the baby name charts in North Carolina at position #1,146 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,669.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jairus is where you live.


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Jairus origin and meaning

Jairus is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God enlightens. To see famous people named Jairus, pop culture references for the name Jairus and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jairus

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jairus, sorted by popularity.

Jorge / Jericho / Jarius / Jorje / Jerrick / Jaquarius / Jarek / Jeric / Jerick / Jarquez /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20123021
20112376
20102172
20092386
20082277
20071963
20062669
20052107
20041963
20031816
20021769
20011829
20002242
19991654
19981517
19972269
19961980
19951937
19941588
19931685
19921454
19911658
19901918
19892267
19881681
19862592
19852234
19842386
19831821
19821695

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Carolina1146
California2669

Even more about Jairus


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jairus a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jairus?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1992
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jairus
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 164,106
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1982
2012 births +10

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