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I think Conor sounds like a strong and handsome name. If you're expecting a child call it Conor if it's a boy and some people say it's lucky.
-- Anonymous User  1/6/2005
I'm naming my son that name after Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes.
-- jessnothingless  7/21/2005
The spelling "Conor" was actually the ORIGINAL spelling of the name, contrary to popular belief. The king of Ulster famous for this name was Conor MacNessa. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2005
This is my much younger brother's name and I have loved it long before he was born, it is a family name. I do belive that Conor is as this site shows a variant of the name Connor and I also quote this site that this name comes "From the Gaelic name Conchobhar which means "dog lover" or "wolf lover". This was the name of an early king of Ulster. Irish legends tell of his tragic desire for Deirdre." I find this to be a strong Scottish name, and was sad to see that under usage Scotland is not even listed. My fathers side of my family of proud Scottish descent pronounce this name Con-nore and do spell it Connor. I personally like Connor best, prefering it to other spellings such as Conner, Conor and Konnor.
-- ToryJeanKatherine  12/16/2005
Conor is a strong and classic name. This spelling is uncommon outside of Ireland but it is nevertheless the BEST spelling.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Conor is the real version and the modern version of Conchobar. It is not English. It is 100% Irish. It is not a variant of Connor. Connor is the English or American version maybe even the wrong version.
-- Irishstew  6/11/2006
This name is very common here in Ireland. There were about three Conors in my class at school.
-- Sweetie lu freebush  7/9/2006
I named my little boy Conor. In my opinion this is the only way you can spell Conor. To me it sounds like a very strong and masculine name.
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2006
The only anglicization worth a damn. Connor and Conner suck eggs.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2008
It is pronounced KON-ur not KAHN-ur.
-- avoque  3/26/2008
I used this name for my son. It was taken from the book Trinity by Leon Uris. I felt it represented our Irish heritage well. Conor takes some garbage for it being spelled "different" but he knows the history of the name and will explain it to anyone!
-- HollyJM  5/8/2008
I think this is a great name, and for some reason, I think this looks better than Connor, even though it doesn't matter so damn much. I simply find that the name sounds good on children and adults alike, but I'd never use this for girls like some people, as the name truly sounds masculine without being over-the-top as such. Makes me think of pale, dark-haired, slender guys, and I swear it's not just Conor Oberst.
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008
As far as I know, it's definitely the original and 100% Irish version of the name. Connor is a later English variant. Anyway, as much as I love this name, it's REALLY common in Northern Ireland, where I live, so I'm not sure I'd use it. I don't want my son to be the fifth Conor in his class. :(
-- vindemiatrix  6/7/2008
Well, to be fair it's the traditional anglicisation of Conchobar. The original it's not but it is traditional, unlike Connor or Conner. I wish more people knew this.
-- Anonymous User  6/14/2008
I realised that this name is marked as only masculine but I do know a girl named Conor.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2008
Poor girl.
-- Anonymous User  2/17/2009
Conor is not a variant of Connor--- it is the other way around. The name Conor has been around for centuries---Connor has always been a surname and was not ever used in Ireland as a first name---Americans have switched this around.
-- benbulben  3/16/2009
I wouldn't rest blame entirely on "Americans". Most people outside of Ireland seem to have favored the Connor spelling over the traditional one for a long time.

The description about it being a variant of Conor is something I thought would have been corrected a long time ago.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2009
This is my cousin's name, but it's spelled Conner.
I do like it on a girl -please don't throw eggs at me- but spelled Konner or some way like that. When I picture a girl named Konner, I picture someone who's artistic and outspoken.
When I think of a guy named Conor, I think of a football jock who's nice.
-- pink__tofu  12/29/2009
I love this name, but with this spelling only. Such a cool meaning also.
-- Chrila96  10/2/2010
I guess you can blame the Highlander movie for America's erroneous spelling. For the same reason I guess I always thought Connor was Scottish. It's never too late to learn something new. I don't care how it's spelled I still think it's a nice name for a male as it fits both adolescents as well as adults. I feel sorry for any girl who is given a male name maybe because I hate my own name so much. After thirty years it's only now starting to grow on me.
-- Vani Joy  7/27/2012
Conor Dwyer (born 1989 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2012
I only love this spelling of the name. It just seems so much more Irish to me, but "Conor" also looks so much lighter and nicer than "Connor" does. I also love it because of Conor Larkin from 'Trinity' by Leon Uris.
-- KatieFisCosetteF  4/16/2013
I like this name because it's strong and masculine but also goes well with a young boy. I don't like the name "Connor", though.
-- Alexanna  5/2/2014
It isn't pronounced con or, it isn't pronounced con ner, it is pronounced con nor so that's how it is most commonly spelled outside of Ireland. I really don't like Conner, but Conor doesn't really bother me as much because I understand that people from Ireland like to keep things the way that they were. Connor is just more accurate to the way that the name is pronounced. To all the people saying that they like the name Conor and can't stand Connor, it is pronounced the same way. It's also looks more symmetrical when written out as Connor, which is aesthetically considered better looking.
-- kujo  5/25/2014
I named my son Conor after the character in the book Trinity as well, Conor Larkin. He was written as a very strong man who placed honor, integrity and family above all things and was always true to his word. I thought it was a strong name for a baby boy and a great name to grow into.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2014

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