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Connor

Connor is the anglicized form of Gaelic Conchobhar meaning “lover of hounds” from Old Irish con (dog, hound) which derives from Proto-Celtic *kū (dog; wolf) derived from PIE *ḱwṓ (dog); and cobar (desiring) also derived from a PIE root word. Connor is also a surname derived from the given name. In Irish myth, Conchobhar mac Nessa was a legendary king of Ulster who was responsible for the tragic deaths of Deirdre and Naoise.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Conor (Irish, English)
  • Conchobhar (Irish)
  • Conchúr (Irish)
  • Conner (English)
  • Konner (English)
  • Konnor (English)

 

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