Gaelic: Mac a Bhaid (Son of Bard)
Badge: Eagle's Head
Latin Motto: Domonus fecit (The Lord made it)
Baird was recorded in Lanarkshire in the 1300s as Debard but Richard Baird, in the reign of Alexander III (1241-1286), received land at Meikle and Little Kyp in that county.

At about the same time the name became establish in Banffshire and Aberdeenshire where it is common today. The tartan is found in the Highland Society of London collection but with the over check triples in red. Today they are woven in purple.