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I think Igor was the name of Frankenstein's hunchbacked assistant. Probably not a good conotation.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2005
Pronounced EE-gor.
Tbird  9/2/2005
Pronounced eega.
avrillavignefan  10/11/2005
Oh, and Igor Karkoroff is also a character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books! YAY!
Emma Hia  4/3/2006
No offense to anyone but I don't like this name, it sounds cold and evil.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2006
It's not just Russian or Polish name. It's a Slavic name in general.
darja013  4/27/2007
Also a boys name in Slovenia. [noted -ed] Ivor is a very rare name, if used at all.
earthnut  7/3/2007
Igor is a Russian form of George, it's meaning is "farmer".
Refer also to http://www.zelo.com/firstnames/findresults.asp?name=IGOR
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/george
― Anonymous User  7/21/2007
It's definitely not. Russian form of George is Jurij (Yuriy).
Ninuska  10/5/2011
Another origin is from Old Norse "Yngvar". "Yng" is a shortened form of "Freyr", and "var" means warrior or defender.
scigirl543  7/26/2007
That green tubby assistant to the count on The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was named Igor.
Zepton  8/31/2008
I think it would've been a nice name if it wasn't connected to the character in Frankenstein. I don't want my child's peers to laugh at him.
iboz75  12/11/2008
The name is of Slavic origin not Norse, we have other names such as Jago, Jagomir, Jagos and Jagor which is derived from a flower of the same name + a feminine suffix (jagorcevina, jagorcika). Also Ivor is Slavic deriving from the word 'javor' (marple tree). Both names occur in Serbian.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2009
A famous bearer who was no doubt named after the afore-mentioned famous bearer is M*A*S*H character Private Igor Straminsky, called "keeper of the public ptomaine" by Hawkeye, and played by Jeff Maxwell.
Atarah Derek  6/9/2009
This name is used in Croatia, too. [noted -ed]
goricar  11/17/2009
I enjoy the resounding boom this name has. You certainly wouldn't forget meeting a boy named Igor.
New_Chloe  2/10/2010
Any self-respecting Mad Scientist or old-fashioned vampire needs one, that's why there's a whole clan of Igors in the Discworld.
Patria-Sue  4/15/2010
I love this name. I think Iggy is a cute nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2010
The name originates in Israel.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2010
Igor has absolutely nothing to do with Israel uneducated one. Plus the way Igor is pronounced in Russian is E gahr very soft with a very soft R at the end. In English speaking countries it sounds rough because English is a harsher sounding language in general.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2011
Igor Olshansky is an American football player.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
Hurricane Igor was a large hurricane that hit Newfoundland in September 2010. Because it was the costliest hurricane in Newfoundland on record (by the time I posted this comment), the name Igor was retired and replaced by Ian for 2016.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2012
As the page mentions, Igor Stravinsky is a famous bearer of the name.
AlanPalgut  11/29/2012
This name is also in use in Georgia.

In Georgian, Igor is written as: იგორ.

A known bearer of this name is Georgian politician Igor Giorgadze (b. 1950).
Lucille  6/5/2013
In Russia and some other Slavic countries it is pronounced with a light /r/ - /Igor'/. Hard to reproduce the sound in English-speaking countries.
Reenie_12  8/2/2014
I propose to change the description as follows:
Slavic form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Kievan Rus' around 10th century. It was borne by two Grand Princes of Kiev. A famous bearer was Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is 'The Rite of Spring'. Another famous bearer is inventor of helicopter Igor Sikorsky (1889–1972). [noted -ed]
superigor  6/4/2015
Igor is the name of Catherine Deneuve's oldest grandchild. He is the son of her son Christian. He was named after his Russian great-grandfather.
Buneary  3/12/2016
Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev is a Russian international football goalkeeper who is the captain of PFC CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League. He has spent his entire career at CSKA, making over 450 official appearances.
cutenose  5/28/2016
Igor Smolnikov is a Russian footballer who plays for Zenit in the Russian Premier League.
lilolaf  1/18/2017

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