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What does Ivor mean?

Ivor Pronunciation of Ivor [ivor] 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.

Associated with: scandinavian, norse, yew (tree), scottish, gaelic.


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

Affiliated boy name: Evander.

8 more related forms via Ingvar, Ivo: Ivair, Ive, Iven, Ives, Ivo, Ivon, Yves and Yvo.

Creative forms:
(male) Ilor, Inor, ..


Middle name pairings:
Ivor Nigel (I.N.), ..

How popular is Ivor?

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

Ivor entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #1928 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Evander (#1609 last year), Ivar and Iver are the popular related forms of Ivor. These forms of Ivor were popular in the 1910s (usage of 0.01%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.01%, down 18.8%).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Amor, Cor, Dor, Ido, Igor, Ilar, Ilon, Inar, Inver, Ion, Ivan, Iwo, Iyar, Noor, Sior, Tavor, Thor, Tor and Ygor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ivor.

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