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I never knew what this name meant, but it seems quite amusing.
Hushpuppy  2/3/2018
Born in 59 in the middle of the USA and named Conor. It's a joy to see the name becoming more and more common here (though I prefer the 1 N 2 O's spelling). I think I was in my thirties before I heard of another Conor locally and now hardly a day goes by that I don't see reference to it. Cheers!
Shiner59er  1/17/2018
Conor derives from BC times, combining the words ceann (Old Irish conn) meaning "chief, or head" with cobhair meaning "relieve, aid, help, assist". It literally means helpful chief. The Gaelic O'Conchobar kings, and there were many, claimed to be descendants of Conn Cétchathach, aka Conn of a Hundred Battles. The "dog lover" translation sounds to me like British propaganda to slander some of Ireland's most famous kings. It's not even close to reality.
ItsCalledHistory  8/13/2017
Conn of the Hundred Battles was likely more important than Conchobar Mac Nessa, as Conn is believed to have truly existed by many historians.
ItsCalledHistory  8/13/2017
In Gaelic, Au Conchobar is pronounced O'Connor. I don't know who made up this "dog lover" stuff, but it's completely wrong. British propaganda would be my guess. The "Con" part of Connor merely means chief in Gaelic. The name itself predates written language in Ireland, so spell it however you like. The O'Connor line is from the Ui Bruin line, who are the descendants of the legendary Mil Espaine (King Milesius) through which all Gaelic lords of Ireland claimed power, including the Queen of Britain to this very day through the Scotia line.

Conner with an er was the preferred spelling by the Roman Catholic Church. Many O'Connors were forced to drop the O' by the English after they attempted genocide in Northern Ireland in the 17th century, hence many Ulster Scots (Scotch-Irish) don't carry the O' anymore.

From Wikipedia: O'Conor (Middle Irish: Ó Conċuḃair; Modern Irish: Ó Conċúir), is an Irish Gaelic Aristocratic and Landed Gentry Family who are the historic Kings of Connacht and the last High Kings of Ireland before the Norman invasion. The family seat is Clonalis House outside Castlerea in County Roscommon. The O'Conor family can trace their lineage back to the 5th century without dispute but through folklore and mythology to Adam.

Connor and Conor have also been used as first names for many years in Ireland. It's not an American variant, as someone suggested. There was even an aptly named Conor O'Connor in the 15th century in Ireland that was famous for carrying out attacks against the Norman invaders. The name Connor, due to the history of the family, is a big middle finger to the Anglos and Britain in particular, hence why the racial slurring and false origin stories by British authors. Napoleon was 5'-7" by the way. Not short at all for his time. British "historians" lied about that too. They say he was 5'-3" in an attempt to tarnish his reputation.

Lastly, Roseanne Bar is a fat annoying Jewish woman and is not in any way related to any person named Connor anywhere on this planet, contrary to what the TV show would suggest. Also, John Connor is indeed real and will someday save us from the robots (at least that's what I tell myself so I can sleep at night).
ItsCalledHistory  8/3/2017
Conor Maynard is an English singer-songwriter and actor from Brighton who is signed to EMI subsidiary, Parlophone. Maynard rose to success in 2012 when he was nominated for, and subsequently won, MTV's Brand New for 2012 award. His debut single, "Can't Say No", was released in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2012.
cutenose  2/15/2017
Conor Gerard McLaughlin is a Northern Irish international footballer who plays professionally for Fleetwood Town as a right back. Born in Belfast, McLaughlin turned professional with Preston North End in January 2010. He made his début for Preston on 12 November 2010, in a 0–2 loss against Hull City. In December 2010, McLaughlin signed a contract extension, keeping him with Preston until 2013. He signed a two-month loan deal with Shrewsbury Town in March 2011.
cutenose  1/11/2017
My son was born at 26 weeks in October of 2011. His father and I also chose Conor as his name, as well as his middle name, Larkin, because "Trinity" is his father's favorite book. His dad is Irish and really respected the character in the novel and his strength and bravery. Our son couldn't have had a more perfect name that suited his incredibly strong nature and determination to survive and thrive despite being born weighing one pound and 11 oz.
noahconorlove  11/8/2016
Conor McGregor, Famous UFC featherweight Champion of the world.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2016
I named my son Conor, he is born 12 August 2016. We lived in Germany. He is named to remember Conor Clapton. This young boy died 20 March 1991 in New York. My son Jayden is very similar too him.
Krisa  9/12/2016
Not a bad name at all, though I prefer the spelling Connor. :)
― Anonymous User  4/26/2015
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
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 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
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
Conor Dwyer (born 1989 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2012
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
I love this name, but with this spelling only. Such a cool meaning also.
Chrila96  10/2/2010
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
It is pronounced KON-ur not KAHN-ur.
avoque  3/26/2008
The only anglicization worth a damn. Connor and Conner suck eggs.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2008
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
This name is very common here in Ireland. There were about three Conors in my class at school.
Sweetie lu freebush  7/9/2006
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
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
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
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
I'm naming my son that name after Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes.
jessnothingless  7/21/2005
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

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