Meaning and Origin of: Kairis

Family name origins & meanings

  • Lithuanian (Kairys) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : nickname from Lithuanian kairys ‘left-handed’.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : habitational name from Kajry (Kairiai), a village in Lithuania, or a nickname for a left-handed person, ‘left’.
  • Greek : of uncertain etymology. In Crete it is a nickname for a stingy or avaricious person.