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PronouncedPron.KAHN-ər English

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar, derived from Old Irish con "hound, dog, wolf" and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings. It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre.
VariantsConchobhar, Conchúr, Connor Irish Conchobhar, Conchúr Irish Mythology


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Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute