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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
-- 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.
-- dwayne1996  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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