Connor

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199k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Connor

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

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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 9 0 9
1968 12 0 12
1969 17 0 17
1970 10 0 10
1971 17 0 17
1972 17 0 17
1973 7 0 7
1974 12 0 12
1975 20 0 20
1976 17 0 17
1977 27 0 27
1978 58 0 58
1979 64 0 64
1980 82 6 76
1981 95 0 95
1982 87 0 87
1983 140 0 140
1984 155 0 155
1985 175 0 175
1986 279 5 274
1987 589 8 581
1988 790 7 783
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 7,671 75 7,596 #48 boy name
2000 7,591 63 7,528 #50 boy name
2001 8,129 48 8,081 #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 9,347 29 9,318 #48 boy name
2006 8,699 31 8,668 #53 boy name
2007 8,339 18 8,321 #55 boy name
2008 7,828 16 7,812 #57 boy name
2009 8,116 18 8,098 #52 boy name
2010 8,061 13 8,048 #49 boy name
2011 7,412 11 7,401 #54 boy name
2012 6,983 13 6,970 #59 boy name
2013 7,110 9 7,101 #56 boy name
2014 7,247 27 7,220 #52 boy name
2015 6,770 22 6,748 #55 boy name
2016 7,006 23 6,983 #54 boy name

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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

  • How Popular is the name Connor? Connor is the 370th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Connor was the 54th 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 199,160 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 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Connor ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 29 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1994.
  • 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).
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