Connor

First Name
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Connor mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Connor

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English
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Irish
32%
Gaelic
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Norwegian
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User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Connor is of English origin and means "A known person that loves the wild and provides for his family.".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Connor is of Gaelic origin and means "Love of the wild.".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Connor is of English origin and means "The best smarter than Rinnan".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Connor means "The name Connor is an Irish Baby Names baby name. In Irish Baby Names the meaning of the name Connor is Strong-willed or wise 'Hound-lover.' Also from the Irish 'Coachuhhar', meaning high desire. Famous bearers: In Irish mythology, Connor was an early king of Ulster.; 20th-century Irish diplomat Conor Cruise O'Brien." and is of Irish origin.
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Connor means "Wolve lover" and is of English origin.

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Wiktionary

The first name is from Irish Conchúr, from Old Irish Conchobar (“lover of hounds”). The surname is from Irish Ó Conchúir (“descendant of Conchúr”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, an American spelling variant of Conor.

Notable Persons Named Connor

Connor Mcdavid is a hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League. He was most prominent from 2015 to present. Connor was born on January 13th, 1997 in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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Connor Paolo is an actor. He was most active from 2002 to present. Connor was born on July 11th, 1990 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Connor Cook is a football player. Connor was born on January 29th, 1993 in Hinckley, Ohio.

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Connor Jessup is an actor. He was most active from 2005 to present. Connor was born on June 23rd, 1994 in Toronto.

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Connor was born Connor Michalek on November 30th, 2005. He died on April 25th, 2014.

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Connor Hawke is a comics character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Connor

Sarah Jeanette Connor is a fictional character. Sarah is also known as Sarah Baum, Sarah Reese, Suzanne Krieger, Karen, and Sarah Gale.

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Bull Connor was a Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety, BirminghamCommissioner of Public Safety, and 12th President of theAlabama Public Service Commission. Bull was born on July 11th, 1897 in Selma, Alabama, U.S. He died on March 10th, 1973.

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Kenneth Connor was an actor. He was most active from 1920 to present. Kenneth was born on June 6th, 1918 in Islington, London, England. He breathed his last breath on November 28th, 1993.

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John Connor is a student. John is also known as John Reese and John Baum.

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Sarah Connor is a contemporary r&b and soul music musician. She has been prominent since 2001. Sarah was given the name Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe on June 13th, 1980 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Jon Connor is a hip hop music rapping, record producer, and singer-songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2005. Jon was given the name Jon Kevin Freeman, Jr. on April 13th, 1985.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1913 7 0 7
1915 8 0 8
1916 6 0 6
1917 5 0 5
1919 5 0 5
1920 10 0 10
1921 9 0 9
1922 6 0 6
1923 7 0 7
1924 9 0 9
1927 6 0 6
1930 5 0 5
1937 6 0 6
1938 7 0 7
1939 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1942 6 0 6
1943 6 0 6
1945 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1947 5 0 5
1948 8 0 8
1949 9 0 9
1950 6 0 6
1951 6 0 6
1953 5 0 5
1954 5 0 5
1955 9 0 9
1957 8 0 8
1960 11 0 11
1961 5 0 5
1962 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5
1964 10 0 10
1965 7 0 7
1966 10 0 10
1967 8 0 8
1968 12 0 12
1969 16 0 16
1970 9 0 9
1971 17 0 17
1972 17 0 17
1973 8 0 8
1974 12 0 12
1975 19 0 19
1976 17 0 17
1977 27 0 27
1978 57 0 57
1979 64 0 64
1980 83 6 77
1981 95 0 95
1982 88 0 88
1983 140 0 140
1984 155 0 155
1985 175 0 175
1986 279 5 274
1987 591 8 583
1988 791 7 784
1989 949 15 934
1990 1,383 7 1,376
1991 2,514 54 2,460
1992 4,739 134 4,605 #80 boy name
1993 6,573 122 6,451 #57 boy name
1994 6,446 131 6,315 #59 boy name
1995 6,739 123 6,616 #55 boy name
1996 7,038 126 6,912 #53 boy name
1997 7,274 133 7,141 #52 boy name
1998 7,998 93 7,905 #47 boy name
1999 7,672 75 7,597 #48 boy name
2000 7,592 63 7,529 #50 boy name
2001 8,130 48 8,082 #49 boy name
2002 8,453 43 8,410 #47 boy name
2003 9,709 40 9,669 #43 boy name
2004 10,114 67 10,047 #38 boy name
2005 9,348 29 9,319 #48 boy name
2006 8,700 31 8,669 #53 boy name
2007 8,340 18 8,322 #55 boy name
2008 7,829 16 7,813 #57 boy name
2009 8,116 18 8,098 #52 boy name
2010 8,062 13 8,049 #49 boy name
2011 7,416 11 7,405 #54 boy name
2012 6,985 13 6,972 #59 boy name
2013 7,112 9 7,103 #56 boy name
2014 7,250 27 7,223 #52 boy name
2015 6,773 22 6,751 #55 boy name
2016 7,039 23 7,016 #54 boy name
2017 6,405 23 6,382 #56 boy name
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International Interest for Connor

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Connor as a first name

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Popularity of Connor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Connor U.S.
  White 81.54% 64.26%
  African American 12.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Connor

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

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Fun Facts about the name Connor

  • What name lists does Connor rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Connor? Connor is the 364th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Connor was the 56th most popular name. As a last name Connor was the 1,207th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Connor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 205,621 babies born with the first name Connor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Connor to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Connor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Connor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Connor is Thursday, October 8th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Connor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Connor was in 2004 with a total of 10,047 babies. That's a lot of babies named Connor!
  • Random Connor Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Connor ranks 51st in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 25 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Connor: Your name in reverse order is Ronnoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roncno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Connor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 29,346 people with the last name Connor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Connor? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Connor 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).
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