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Gender: male
Pronunciation: Kahn*er
Meaning: lover of hounds, nobleman who keeps hounds
Related Names: Collier, Colter, Conn, Conner, Conor, Conroy, Konner, Konor

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 50


Name: connor Origin: {{{origin}}}, [[Category:{{{origin}}} Names]], [[Category:{{{origin}}} Given Names]] Meaning (no case): lover of hounds, nobleman who keeps hounds



Connor is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar which translates to dog or wolf lover. The name may have first appeared in medieval Ireland, inspired by an early ruler of Ulster, King Conchobhar mac Nessa.


Connor was the third most popular name for boys in Ireland in 2006. In 2006, Connor was ranked 53 in the USA Top 1000 boy names and 35 in the England/ Wales Top 100 boy names. Conchobhar is extremely rare, both as a first and last name.


King Conchobhar may have been named after a river by the druid Cathbad (who some say was his father), but the king apparently also loved animals. Legend has it that King Conchobhar shared the same hour of birth as Jesus Christ. In death too he is closely linked with Christ. During one of his many battles, the king's enemy, Cet mac Magach, aimed a rock with his slingshot at the monarch's head. The rock embedded itself into the king's skull and couldn't be removed. The royal physicians advised the king that the rock would pose no danger as long as he did not get too emotional. Seven years later, King Conchobhar got terribly angry to hear of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. It is believed that the resulting brain trauma killed the king.

Also according to Irish literature, King Conchobar was one of many men who became besotted with a beautiful young woman called Deidre. Deidre rejected Conchobar's affections and fell in love instead with the dashing Naoise. When the king had Naoise murdered, heartbroken Deidre killed herself. In Ireland and other English-speaking countries, Connor is also a popular last name (Sinead O'Connor, Frank O'Connor, etc). In fact O'Connor is among the most illustrious of Irish surnames. Connor is also a popular clan name in Scotland, e.g. MacConnor and McConnor.


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  • Connor Cruise O'Brien (born 1917), Irish playwright
  • Connor Trinneer, (born 1969), Actor, played "Trip" Tucker in Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Connor Paolo (born 1990), Actor, played the young Sean Devine in Mystic River
  • Connor Cruise, son of actor Tom Cruise
  • Connor Hawke, alter ego of the DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow
  • John and his mother Sarah Connor, fictional characters in The Terminator movies


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Author: Sujatha Rajagopal

Facts about ConnorRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning lover of hounds, nobleman who keeps hounds  +
Meaningnc lover of hounds, nobleman who keeps hounds  +
Name connor  +
Origin {{{origin}}}  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation Kahn*er  +
Rank in 2000s 50  +
Related Collier  +, Colter  +, Conn  +, Conner  +, Conor  +, Conroy  +, Konner  +, and Konor  +
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