Conner

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Conner

"Conner" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Wolf lover". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Con"ner
A marine European fish (Crenilabrus melops); also, the related American cunner. See Cunner.

Etymology: Cf. Cunner

Wiktionary
  1. A occupational surname​ from Middle English connere, cunnere "inspector (of weighs and measures)".
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Conner

Conner Bleackley is a hockey player for the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey League. Conner was born on February 7th, 1996 in High River. Conner is also known as Bleackley and Josh.

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Conner Eldridge is a United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas and United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Conner was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Conner Rayburn is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to 2010. Conner was born Conner Rayburn on April 7th, 1999 in Dickson, Tennessee, US.

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Conner Mertens is an athlete. Conner was born in 12 in Kennewick, Washington. Conner is also known as Mertz.

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Conner Reeves is a singer-songwriter, singer, and songwriter. He has been prominent since 1997. Conner was born on April 8th, 1972 in Bremen.

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Conner Henry is a basketball player for the Orlando Magic, Rapid City Thrillers, Filodoro Brescia, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, Bakersfield Jammers, and Yakima Sun Kings in the National Basketball Association. His career lasted from 1986 to 1998. Conner was born on July 21st, 1963 in Claremont, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Conner

James Conner is a football player. James was born on May 5th, 1995 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Bart Conner is a gymnast. Bart was born on March 28th, 1958.

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Tara Conner is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002, Miss Kentucky USA 2006, Miss USA 2006, Miss Kentucky Teen USA, and Miss Kentucky USA. Tara was given the name Tara Elizabeth Conner on December 18th, 1985 in Dallas.

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Bruce Conner was an artist in the fields of experimental film, assemblage, sculpture, and painting. Bruce was given the name Bruce Guldner Conner on November 18th, 1933 in McPherson, Kansas. He breathed his last breath on July 7th, 2008.

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How popular is the baby name Conner in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 9 0 9
1916 8 0 8
1917 11 0 11
1919 11 0 11
1920 6 0 6
1921 6 0 6
1922 6 0 6
1923 9 0 9
1925 5 0 5
1926 8 0 8
1929 8 0 8
1930 9 0 9
1931 9 0 9
1932 6 0 6
1933 7 0 7
1934 6 0 6
1935 5 0 5
1937 8 0 8
1941 8 0 8
1942 6 0 6
1943 6 0 6
1944 7 0 7
1945 7 0 7
1947 5 0 5
1948 5 0 5
1951 5 0 5
1953 10 0 10
1954 8 0 8
1957 7 0 7
1959 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1963 6 0 6
1965 6 0 6
1967 6 0 6
1968 7 0 7
1969 7 0 7
1971 6 0 6
1972 5 0 5
1976 5 0 5
1978 15 0 15
1979 15 0 15
1980 12 0 12
1981 24 0 24
1982 11 0 11
1983 27 0 27
1984 33 0 33
1985 44 0 44
1986 41 0 41
1987 134 0 134
1988 175 0 175
1989 190 0 190
1990 268 6 262
1991 493 25 468
1992 964 52 912
1993 1,359 67 1,292
1994 1,366 74 1,292
1995 1,526 66 1,460
1996 1,634 74 1,560
1997 1,795 68 1,727
1998 1,834 58 1,776
1999 1,932 50 1,882
2000 1,909 29 1,880
2001 1,855 23 1,832
2002 1,941 15 1,926
2003 2,694 17 2,677
2004 3,054 49 3,005
2005 3,227 22 3,205
2006 2,863 15 2,848
2007 2,632 5 2,627
2008 2,429 11 2,418
2009 2,495 0 2,495
2010 2,442 6 2,436
2011 2,176 7 2,169
2012 1,911 11 1,900
2013 1,703 9 1,694
2014 1,638 8 1,630
2015 1,411 8 1,403
2016 1,147 12 1,135

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Popularity of Conner as a first name

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Popularity of Conner as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Conner U.S.
  White 78.57% 64.26%
  African American 16.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Conner

People with the last name Conner are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Conner

  • How Popular is the name Conner? Conner is the 968th most popular name of all time. As a last name Conner was the 518th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Conner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 51,688 babies born with the first name Conner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Conner to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Conner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Conner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Conner is Sunday, May 7th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Conner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Conner was in 2005 with a total of 3,205 babies. That's a lot of babies named Conner!
  • Random Conner Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Conner ranks 97th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 28 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Conner: Your name in reverse order is Rennoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rncneo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Conner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 64,572 people with the last name Conner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Conner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 22 of them will have Conner as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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