What 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.
(male) Canor, Colnor, ..
(female) Concol, Conne, .. Middle name pairings:
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How 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)
Connor entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #38 in the U.S. in 2004, and is presently at #54. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Conner (#256 via latest list), Conor (#477), Konnor (#851) and Konner (#1071) are the prominent alternative forms of Connor (#54 via latest list). Usage of these relations of Connor was widespread 11 years ago (adoption of 0.7%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.5%, ▼31.8%). Connor has historically been the top pick of parents, though Konnor has gained in usage.
Connor▲ is pronounced similarly to Kenner. Other suggested similar names are Abnor, Andor, Bonnar, Bonner, Cannan, Cannon▲, Canon, Canyon, Castor, Channon, Chano, Chanok, Chino, Colier, Colson, Colter, Colton▲, Colver, Como, Con, Conal, Conall, Conan, Conant, Concord, Coney, Conlan, Conlen, Conley, Conlin, Conlon, Connal, Connell, Connie▼, Connlyn, Conrad, Conroy, Conway, Conwy, Cook, Coop, Cooper▲, Cor, Cornel, Corney, Cosmo, Coster, Cotton, Coyne, Gainor, Gaynnor (see Gaynor), Gaynor, Junior▼, Landor, Maynor, Meinor, Menor, Mentor, Minor▼, Mynor, Noor, Radnor, Ragnor, Rainor, Raynor, Sandor, Senior, Todor, Winsor and Wynfor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Connor.See names in meaning and etymology.