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What does Ivor mean?

Ivor \i-vor\ as a boys' 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 variants: Egor, Ifor, Iomhair, Iomhar, Ivar, Iver and Yvor.

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

Ivor has 9 more related forms via Ingvar, Ivo: Ingevar, Ivair, Ive, Iven, Ives, Ivo, Ivon, Yves and Yvo.


Ivor is an uncommon given name for men. Ivor is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ivor and affiliated names. Ivar is the only popular related form of Ivor (#unlisted). These names are rarely used for boys. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

A suggested similar baby name is Igor. Like Ivor, this name is not commonly used.