Ivor - boys name

Ivor name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 84%

Ivor name meaning:

The name Ivor is of Scottish and Irish origin and has ancient Celtic roots. It is derived from the Old Irish name √ćomhar, meaning "bow warrior" or "yew warrior." The name Ivor signifies strength, bravery, and resilience, as the bow was a symbol of warfare in ancient times. In Celtic mythology, yew trees were associated with longevity and protection, further adding to the name's significance.

Ivor is a name with rich cultural and historical connotations. It carries a sense of power and courage, evoking images of a warrior fighting valiantly on the battlefield. The name also suggests a deep connection with nature, as yew trees have long been regarded as sacred in Celtic traditions. Ivor is a timeless and distinctive name that embodies the qualities of a fearless leader and protector. Its roots in Celtic lore and its powerful meaning make it an excellent choice for parents seeking a strong and meaningful name for their son.

Origin: English

Archer's bow.


Victorian names

Related names

Ivor , Ifor

Other boys names beginning with I


Overall UK ranking: 751 out of 4789

45 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (297)

Historical popularity of Ivor

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