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PronouncedPron.IE-vawr English
EE-vawr English

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
VariantsÍomhar Irish Evander, Iomhar Scottish
Other Languages & CulturesÍvarr Ancient Scandinavian Ivar Danish Ivar Norwegian Ivar Swedish


flora, nature, plants, trees, war, warrior, weapons
Entry updated December 3, 2014