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What does Ivar mean?

Ivar Pronunciation of Ivar [ivar] as a boys' name is of French derivation, and the name Ivar means "yew, bow army". Ivar is an alternate form of Ivo (French). Ivar is also a variation of Ivor (Scandinavian, Old Norse). Ivar is also used as a derivative of Yves (French).

Associated with: yew (tree), bow (warrior).


Ivar has 3 variants: Ivair, Iver and Yvor.

11 more related forms via Ivo, Ivor, Yves: Egor, Evo, Ifor, Iomhar, Ive, Iven, Ives, Ivon, Iwo, Yvo and Yvon.

Creative forms:
(male) Ikear, Isar, ..


Middle name pairings:
Ivar Humberto (I.H.), ..

How popular is Ivar?

Ivar is an unusual given name for males. Ivar is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ivar entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #1997 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Ivar are Iver and Ivor. These relations of Ivar reached the peak of their popularity 105 years ago (median #1740).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivar, Iver, Ivor in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adar, Alvar, Bar, Bear, Czar, Dar, Davar, Ezar, Ian, Idan, Ifan, Igor, Ihab, Ilan, Ilar, Ilari, Imad, Iman, Inar, Ingvar, Inver, Ira, Isa, Isac, Isak, Isam, Itai, Ivan, Ivann, Ivano, Iwan, Iyar, Iyyar, Izak, Lavar, Mar, Omar, Par, Tsar, Umar and Yaar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ivar.

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