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What does Conner mean?

Conner Pronunciation of Conner [con-ner] as a boys' name. The name Conner means "hound-lover". Conner is a variant form of Connor (Irish, Gaelic): anglicized transcription of Conchobhar (Gaelic).

Associated with: hound (wolf).


Conner has 2 variants: Conor and Konnor.

1 more alternative form via Connor: Conn.

Creative forms:
(male) Colner, Conter, ..

(female) Conmer, Conne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Conner Gavyn (C.G.), ..

How popular is Conner?

Conner is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#480 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Conner entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #128 in the U.S. in 2005, and is currently at #256. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Conner name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Conner outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Connor (#54 via latest list), Conor (#477) and Konnor (#851) are the prominent alternative forms of Conner (#256 via latest list). These forms of Conner were at the top of their popularity a decade ago (average #367) and are somewhat less popular today (#409, 32%). Connor has been the top favorite, though Konnor has become trendy as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Conner, Connor, Conor, Konnor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Connor, Conor outside U.S.

Similar Names

Conner is pronounced similarly to Kenner, Konner and Konor. Other suggested similar names are Banner, Bonnar, Bonner, Colier, Colter, Colver, Coney, Conlen, Conley, Connal, Connell, Connie, Conroy, Cooper, Cornel, Corney, Coster, Coyne, Donne, Donnel, Gunner, Joiner, Joyner, Lonne and Tanner. These names tend to be more frequently used than Conner.

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