Nair Family History
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Nair Name Meaning
Indian (Kerala): Hindu (Nayar) name denoting membership of the Nayar community, which is from Malayalam nayar ‘leader’, ‘lord’, ‘soldier’ (from Sanskrit naya(ka) ‘leader’ + the honorific plural ending -r). The Nayars were regarded as protectors of the land. Northern Irish: reduced form of McNair.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press