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Meaning and name origin

Ivor \i-vor\ as a boy's name is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ivor is "yew, bow army". Also possibly related to Ivo or to Ingvar. In Welsh, Ivor is used as as a form of Ifor, meaning "lord". Íomhar is the Scottish Gaelic form. Songwriter/actor Ivor Novello.


Ivor has 7 variant forms: Egor, Ifor, Iomhair, Iomhar, Ivar, Iver and Yvor.

For more information, see also the related boy name Evander.


Ivor is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ivor and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Ivar. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ivor and related baby names in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ivor is also pronounced similarly to Ivair. Other suggested similar baby names are Igor and Ivon. Like Ivor, these names are not commonly used.