Meaning and Origin of: Aird

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from a place named with Gaelicàird(e) ‘height’, ‘promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high’, ‘lofty’, cognate with Latinarduus ‘steep’, ‘difficult’. There is one such place near Hurlford in Ayrshire, and another in Inch, Wigtownshire. See alsoArd.