Igor - boys name

Igor name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 84%

Igor name meaning:

The name Igor is of Russian origin and carries a rich history and meaning. Derived from the Scandinavian name Ingvar, it is composed of two elements: "Ing," which refers to the Norse god of fertility and peace, and "var," meaning "defender." Therefore, the name Igor can be interpreted as "defender of peace" or "warrior of fertility."

Igor has a strong and masculine connotation, embodying qualities of strength, bravery, and protection. It reflects a sense of responsibility and a willingness to stand up for what is right. Those named Igor are often seen as reliable, dependable, and trustworthy individuals who have a natural inclination towards leadership and taking charge.

The name Igor has been popularized through literature and cultural references, such as the iconic character Igor in Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein." It has become a timeless name that carries a sense of nobility and valor, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name that exudes strength and resilience for their baby boy.

Origin: Russian

Warrior of peace. Ing's warrior (Ing was the Norse God of peace and fertility). From the Scandinavian name Ingyar. Famous Bearer: Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

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Overall UK ranking: 761 out of 4789

44 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Igor

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