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pinWhat does Connor mean?

Connor /con-nor/ as a boys' name is pronounced KAH-ner. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Connor is "hound-lover".

Anglicized form of Conchobhar (Gaelic), which was the name of a legendary king of Ulster who lived at the time of Christ. See also Konnor. Irish author Conor Cruise O'Brien.


Connor has 4 variants: Conn, Conner, Conor and Konnor.

Connor has 2 more different relations via Konnor: Konner and Konor.

Kreatif forms: Canor, Colnor, Connorry. [more]

pinHow popular is Connor?

Connor is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1138 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Connor for boys. Connor entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #38 in the U.S. in 2004, and is presently at #52. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Connor name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Connor and associated names. Conner (#229 2 years ago), Conor (#578), Konnor (#870) and Konner (#919) are the prominent alternative forms of Connor (#52 2 years ago). Usage of these relations of Connor was widespread in 2004 (usage of 0.557%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.4704%, 15.5%). Connor has historically been the top pick of parents, though Conner has gained in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Connor, Conner, Conor, Konner, Konnor in U.S.

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

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A suggested similar baby name is Conroy. Like Connor, this name is not commonly used.