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GenderMasculine & Feminine
ScriptsИгорь Russian Игор SerbianMacedonian
PronouncedPron.EE-gər Russian
EE-gawr Polish

Meaning & History

Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is 'The Rite of Spring', and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
Other Languages & CulturesYngvarr Ancient Scandinavian Ihar Belarusian Ingvar Danish Ingvar Icelandic Ingvar, Yngvar Norwegian Ingvar Swedish Ihor Ukrainian
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Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute