Meaning and name origin
Connor \c(on)-nor\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1077 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Connor for boys. Connor reached its highest rank of #38 in the U.S. in 2004. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Connor and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Connor (#52), Conner (#229), Conor (#578) and Konnor (#870). (2014 statistics).